6 May. 2014
ISLAY, United Kingdom
Ewan Aitken, 17, poses for a photograph close to the Laphroaig whisky distillery on the Hebridean island of Islay, Scotland March 11, 2014. Ewan, who works for Caledonian MacBrayne ferries says he will vote "Yes" because he feels Scotland sees "nothing back" from the resources like whisky. When Scotland's nationalist government dropped the voting age to 16 for this year's referendum on independence, it was widely seen as banking on teenage radicalism to ensure a break with the United Kingdom. If so, it may have miscalculated. Two opinion polls and Reuters interviews with 25 Scottish teenagers in 10 different locations suggest the ruling Scottish National Party (SNP) can't be sure of their support in the Sept. 18 referendum. Overall, polls show Scots remain doubtful about separation, although the proportion of those supporting independence has increased over the past year. Picture taken March 11, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hackett (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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