Should Scotland be independent?

Scotland's people vote for independence

Important Quotes

"A lot of young people think independence is going to be some sort of miracle cure. ... They think it is some kind of adventure without any risks, but this is not a video game." - Liz Mullen

This quote is important because it shows perspective of what the young people think, and how older people feel about it.

"A Yes vote means so much to my generation. We want to let all our grandparents know that their future is secure in our hands, and with a Yes we can build a better future for ourselves and for our children." - Miriam Brett

This quote is important because it shows how a yes vote could change the future of Scotland.

Important Vocabulary

resonates - it shows that they want to stay as a union with the united kingdom

generation - it shows that there are different ages are debating

campaign- shows that they’re voting and debating for what they want for Scotland

independence - it shows that they believe their country is stable enough to be independent

Authors Purpose

The authors purpose for this article is to spread word about Scotland's voting debates.

Organization of Article -

Compare and Contrast -

It is organised as compare and contrast because they're comparing citizens opinions on the matter of whether Scotland should secede from the UK.

Summary of the Article

Across Scotland heated arguments are starting up in families over the vote for Scotland's independence from the UK. Votes for staying a union with the UK is popular with the older generation whereas, Votes for seceding from the UK is more popular in the younger generations. A total of 4,285,323 people ( 97% of the voting age population), were registered to vote.The majority was still and outcome of “no’s” . And still the younger generation supposes independence is a “miracle cure”, an adventure with no risks.

Main Idea

The main idea of this article is Scotland's vote for independence because it is all about whether or not the people of Scotland want to be independent.


1) Why does the older generation want to not separate from the United Kingdom?

ANSWER : They worry about what will happen to their health care and savings if Scotland breaks free.

2) Why did the younger generation want to separate from the UK?

ANSWER : They were looking for opportunity