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16 & 17-year-old voters in Jedburgh debate independence

by Joe Pike

16 and 17-year-olds are voting for the first time in September, but some still think of young people as apathetic and ill-informed about politics. Yet new research from the University of Edinburgh suggests the referendum is challenging that stereotype.

Joe Pike has been to Jedburgh where enthusiasm for debate is growing:

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Alex Salmond tweets 'Yes We Can' to US President

The Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond, has tweeted a series of messages about the Scottish independence referendum due to take place in September.

His tweets are in response to a speech made by President Obama in which the American politician said he thought Scotland should stay in the United Kingdom.

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As President Obama rightly observes, the decision on Scotland’s future is up to the people of Scotland http://t.co/fXbaNEpc6S (AA)

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An independent Scotland will mean that America has two great friends & allies here rather than one http://t.co/fXbaNEpc6S (AA)

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We’re focussed on making Scotland a land of opportunity & our message to the people of Scotland is: ‘Yes We Can’ http://t.co/fXbaNEpc6S (AA)

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