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Voting age bill in Parliament

A bill to lower the voting age to 16 in the independence referendum has been formally lodged in the Scottish Parliament.

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Pupils give reaction to voting age bill

A bill to lower the voting age to 16 in the independence referendum has been formally lodged in the Scottish Parliament.

The idea was agreed in principal last year and if it passes, it will be the first time in the UK a national poll has been extended to include 16 and 17-year-olds.

Pupils from Earlston High School in the Scottish Borders have been giving their views on the bill:

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