WorldViews: On the streets of Scotland, ‘yes’ is brash and optimistic, while ‘no’ bets on ‘the silent majority’

By Griff Witte, September 17, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland — In the final hours before Scots vote on whether to secede from Britain, polls show an incredibly tight race, with the unionists maintaining a slight edge.

But anyone traveling around Scotland, as I have in recent days, would be forgiven for thinking that the pro-independence ‘yes’ campaign is poised to win in a landslide.

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