The Shetland Islands are the UK's most northerly point, and a world away from Westminster or even Edinburgh. They fly their own flag and many consider themselves neither Scottish nor British.
This September's referendum is being seen by the population there as a chance to make their voices heard.
About a third of North Sea Oil travels through a Shetland terminal, and many feel it was about time the islands received more money what is known locally as the "black gold."
ITV News Correspondent Martin Geissler went to she how the the islands are shaping the independence debate: