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What an Independent Scotland would mean for Archaeology and Heritage.

Doug's Archaeology

On September 18th the people of Scotland will vote on their independence from the United Kingdom, potentially becoming the oldest-newest independent nation in the world. Until last week the result of the referendum was predictable, the ‘Yes’ campaign (pro-independence) was heading for a shellacking. A few months ago some polls had the No Campaign, more correctly the ‘No Thanks’ (such a British thing to do, labeling it ‘no thanks’) group, ahead by 20 points i.e.  34% voting Yes and 54% voting no, with the rest undecided. If they had swung the ‘not sure’ voters the ‘No Thanks’ campaign could have easily won 2/3rds of the vote. Like I said, a shellacking. Going into September some polls still had them ahead by 10-15 points. In the last few weeks that lead has collapsed and now some polls have the ‘Yes’ campaign within the margin of error or ahead. An independent Scotland has…

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