It's lunchtime at Drummond Community High School in Edinburgh. The kids are all wearing the uniform of a smart black blazer, white shirt and blue tie. Some 16- and 17-year-olds are here with their cheese sandwiches and their baked potatoes.
They get to cast ballots Thursday in what looks to be a close vote on whether Scotland will become independent or remain part of the United Kingdom.
Here's what some of them are saying:
"Scotland will be a richer country if there's a 'yes' vote" for independence, says Calum Preston. "It's just a fact."
Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 4:03 pm
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