The history behind a vote for Scottish independence

January 30, 2012

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(AP/Louisa Buller)
A man talks on his phone while visiting a polling station in 1999, when Scotland established its first parliament in 300 years.

The Scottish government recently announced plans to hold a referendum on independence from Great Britain. Though Scotland has partial self-government, it's been a part of the United Kingdom since 1707.  

Today, Worldview tries to unravel the emotional and practical implications of Scottish independence with local Scot Euan Hague. Euan is chair of the geography department at DePaul University.


To read an article by Euan Hague on the culture of the Scottish-American community, click here.