An SAS sniper jailed for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition said he is hopeful of persuading the Court of Appeal to overturn his convictions.
Sergeant Danny Nightingale said "I'm hopeful," as he arrived for today's hearing. "Always hopeful."
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There is nervousness, anxiety and on the streets of Edinburgh fuelled by an atmosphere unlike anything seen before in recent UK politics.
However the vote goes, bonds of blood, history and geography mean the people of the Scottish borders will stay closely linked to England.
Alex Salmond could be hailed the future leader of a new country, but there is still no agreement on how an independent Scotland would work.