Mock referendum in East Midlands' 'little Scotland'

An East Midlands town nick-named "little Scotland" is holding a mock referendum on Scottish independence. It is being held as part of the annual Highland Gathering in Corby.

"Little Scotland" goes to the polls

A town in the East Midlands known as 'little Scotland' has been staging a mock Scottish independence referendum.

The real vote is two months away and only people living in Scotland can actually vote. Today's event in Corby in Northamptonshire is all part of a special Highland Gathering, and Matthew Hudson's been to find out more

Mock referendum in "little Scotland"

An East Midlands town nick-named "little Scotland" is holding a mock referendum on Scottish independence.

It is being held as part of the annual Highland Gathering in Corby.

Thousands of people who live in the Northamptonshire town are of Scottish descent, after many moved there for work when one of the largest steel workers in the UK was set up there in the 1930s.

Scots will got to the polls on 18th September to decide the future of the country.

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