Scotland's selfie generation cool on independence


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  • Monday, 18 Aug 2014

SURPRISING TURN: A 'No Thanks' banner sits beside the A68 road close to the Scottish border with England. With a month to go until Scotland votes on independence from Britain, polls suggest the plan will be defeated, leaving First Minister Alex Salmond and the Yes camp in an uphill battle to secure victory.

EDINBURGH: Young Scots aged 16 and 17 are getting the vote for the first time in Scotland's independence referendum, but the selfie generation looks set to defy expectations by mostly rejecting separation. 

First Minister Alex Salmond's Scottish National Party (SNP), which is spearheading the campaign, fought hard to lower the voting age from 18 to 16 for the Sept 18 ballot, in anticipation of a youth bounce. 

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