Shonagh Munro was campaigning outside of the George IV Bridge St. polling place today for the ‘No’ vote. I asked her how she thinks the vote will turn out and she said:
“I honestly don’t know. I’m afraid to say and jinx it.”
Simply by being public about her position, she was showing more determination than six other ‘No’ votes I spoke with today who declined to be publicly identified. I’m not saying they didn’t have their reasons or that their reasons are not valid, just that I respect her ability to take a stand.
Ms. Munro’s reason for voting ‘No’ is very much tied to her schooling. She is attending the University of Edinburgh, pursuing a Languages degree. In order for that to happen, she must attend an international program during her third year that will be funded by the United Kingdom. Without Scotland being a part of the UK, she fears the funding will not exist and her dream will not be possible.