Scottish referendum: Youngest voters have their say

Today, the Scots decide whether they want to break away from the UK. This photo essay shows first time voters who were born on September 18. (Craig Easton)

Today, the Scots decide whether they want to break away from the UK. This photo essay shows first time voters who were born on September 18. (Craig Easton)

The Union of England and Scotland have been in effect since 1707, when the two separate countries joined together to form Great Britain.

This will be the first time that 16- and 17-year-olds will be given a right to vote in a UK election. This series of  photographs by Craig Easton show young people of Scotland born on September 18 at home all around the country. 

They will celebrate their 16th birthdays on the day of the referendum and so will be the youngest people to cast their ballot.

(All photos by Craig Easton)

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