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Education

 

The Scottish Referendum 

 
 

A referendum on Scottish independence took place on September 18 , 2014. 
The question posed was: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" 

The "No" side won, with 2,001,926 (55.3%) voting against independence and 1,617,989 (44.7%) voting in favor. The turnout of 84.6% was the highest recorded for an election or referendum in the United Kingdom since the introduction of universal suffrage.

 
 
 
Click the photo above to see videos of prominent figures in Scotland discuss their opinions on the Scottish Referendum.

Click the photo above to see videos of prominent figures in Scotland discuss their opinions on the Scottish Referendum.

 

The Vote was my final documentary film submission for the study abroad course I took with St. Edward's University.
In this film, I included two interviews I conducted with Rob Shorthouse, Head of Communication for Better Together and Zara Kitson, activist with National Collective to represent two unique and different opinions for each side of the debate. 

Jim Tough is the executive director of the Saltire Society, a non-politically aligned charity independently promoting Scottish heritage and nurturing, supporting and celebrating Scotland's diverse creativity.

Scott Christopherson, filmmaker, and Innes Mitchell, professor and Scotland native, sat with Jim to talk about Scotland's future and his engagement in referendum politics.