VIDEO: Referendum day rally in Craigmillar

Yes activist Derek Durkin lead the march through Craigmillar, calling for residents to vote for independence.

Yes activist Derek Durkin led the march through Craigmillar, calling for residents to vote for independence.

 

 

“Today we decide Scotland’s destiny, today is the day that the people of Scotland will reclaim our nation.”

Campaigner Derek Durkin appeals to the people of Craigmillar, Edinburgh to vote yes to independence. He leads the rally named “Short Walk to Freedom”, addressing the crowd of a little over 100 people earlier today.

 

Durkin says Craigmillar is typical as one of the many working class areas where the yes campaign has gathered a strong following. He said:

“Many people in this area does not usually vote, but today we expect a turnout of over 80%. The response we have received is so positive, I’m certain Craigmillar will vote solidly for yes.

 

The last poll before the result of the referendum was published today. The polling company ipsosMORI found support for no on 53% and yes on 47%. 95% of the respondents said they would cast their vote. The latest poll of polls give Better Together a four point lead with 52% to 48% for Yes Scotland.

 

Polling stations will close at 10pm and results are expected to be published from 2am onwards.

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