A national referendum on whether Scotland should again be an independent country will take place on Thursday, Sept. 18. This vote is the second in recent years when it failed in 1979 by getting only 30 percent support.
After gaining permission from the British Government in the spring of 2014, political parties such as the Scottish National Party which has grown in the House of Commons, advocacy groups and individuals have been pressing for passage.The Friends of the Scottish Museum in Franklin, and museum directors voted sympathetically on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at their meeting.
Using red candies for remaining in the United Kingdom and blue candies representing the Scottish flag, the secret ballot revealed that 68.5 percent of those present voted for Independence and 31.5 percent voted to remain part of the United Kingdom. It remains to be seen how closely this parallels the real vote.
Submitted by Eleanor Swift, Friends of the Scottish Tartans Museum.