Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Souvenir merchant Steve Wright poses outside his shop, Clans of Scotland, in Edinburgh
Souvenir merchant Steve Wright poses outside his shop, Clans of Scotland, in Edinburgh, Scotland April 29, 2014. Wright, who plans on voting "Yes" to independence, says he thinks "The word 'no' should not be in the Scottish vocabulary this year." The Scottish capital, Edinburgh, has an air of prosperity that explains why so many of its residents are happy with their lot and unwilling to risk the changes independence may bring. But in Kilmarnock it is a different story. The once proud industrial town has been named the worst place to live in Scotland, battling high unemployment and with pawnbrokers and discount stores dominating its shopping centre. The contrast between the two is startling and highlights the wide social divide among Scots ahead of a September 18 referendum when Scottish residents will decide whether to leave the United Kingdom after over 300 years to become an independent country. Picture taken April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS ELECTIONS PORTRAIT)
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