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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE VOTE

On September 18th, Scotland will vote on whether to secede from the UK. Polls suggest it could be a cliffhanger.

I’ve made several reporting trips to Scotland over the last few months, looking at different aspects of the debate. Here are links to some of the stories you may have missed:

Will North Sea Oil keep an independent Scotland afloat?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/06/30/326777014/in-shetland-oil-shapes-debate-over-scottish-independence

What will happen to Britain’s nuclear weapons?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/08/23/342422422/scotlands-independence-vote-and-the-fate-of-britains-nuclear-subs

What does a neon-orange soft drink tell us about Scottish nationalism?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/08/27/343727147/its-not-whisky-but-everyone-in-scotland-drinks-it-by-the-bottle

After 300 years of marriage, why does Scotland want a divorce?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/03/18/289410520/after-300-years-of-marriage-scotland-contemplates-uk-divorce

The cakes referendum!

http://www.npr.org/2014/03/18/291172099/will-scotland-leave-the-uk-one-cafe-sells-cakes-to-find-out

And finally —

Border tensions between England and Scotland have been around a LONG time. At least 2,000 years:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/08/30/344031401/the-wall-that-defined-scotlands-past-and-the-vote-on-its-future

When I’m sad, I google image search “Divorce Cakes” And I swear to god I feel like 78% better. I don’t know if it’s the misery or the happiness behind the misery that cheers me up.