Europe s Aye or nae? Scottish teens will vote on independence

When Scotland holds its independence referendum next year, 16- and 17-year-olds will likely have a vote. Nationalists argue they should have a say in a decision that will affect them for decades.

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Most days after school, Sean Garcais and his friends ride their BMX bikes in North Kelvin Meadow, a patch of scrub land in the west end of Glasgow. They build ramps, try new tricks. Sean and his friends are like 15- or 16-year-olds anywhere else in the world, but with one difference: Next year they will all have a say on the future of their country's independence.

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