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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Former Gordon Highlander, Jock Robertson, aged 81, who said 'I have waited all my life for this vote' pauses at Peebles polling station after voting in the Scottish referendum on September 18, 2014. (Christopher Furlong/Getty)

Scots Cast Historic Independence Vote

After all the waiting, it's decision day in Scotland. More than 4 million people are eligible to vote in today’s independence referendum, and a high turnout is predicted at the polls. The nation's decision to leave the union or stay part of the United Kingdom, along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland, has been hotly debated in Scotland, especially in families where relatives hold different opinions about the vote. Rhod Sharp, the long-serving host of the BBC Radio 5 live show “Up All Night,” his mother Mabel Sharp, and his niece Jenny Green, discuss the recent conversations their family has been having about Scotland's future.

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