Scottish teens face historic vote

Truly moving for history…Strength and intellect are a necessary part of a teenager’s life.

CNN Photos

Scotland’s independence referendum is looming. And, unusually, among those who will be deciding whether to stay with the United Kingdom or split are Scotland’s 16- and 17-year-olds.

Scottish photographer Kieran Dodds decided to seek them out.

“For the last year, I’ve been thinking about a lot of things to do with the referendum, and obviously one novel fact has been the reducing of the voting age to 16,” said Dodds, who lives in Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow. “So, I thought it would be interesting to speak to young people to see what they are thinking about, to see their different views.”

The young people he photographed are scattered across Scotland— from the remote islands and Highlands to the central belt between Glasgow and Edinburgh, where the devolved Scottish government is based.

“A lot of the independence chatter was about Westminster (the seat of the United Kingdom government in London) being removed…

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