Scotland votes as UK's future hangs in the balance

Voters in Scotland are deciding whether to seek independence from the UK in a ballot that could spell the end of a three-century-old union.

18th September, 2014
Polling stations opened at 7 a.m.

Voters in Scotland are deciding whether to seek independence from the UK in a ballot that could spell the end of a three-century-old union that once dominated the world from America to Australia and trigger a new era of self-determination across Europe.

Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. local time in schools, church halls, libraries and community centres across Scotland for the country’s 4.3 million-strong electorate, and will close at 10 p.m.

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