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Watch A Man With Flamethrower Bagpipes Lead Scottish Voters To The Polls

The Short Walk to Freedom saw a hundred people march around the Craigmillar area of Edinburgh before casting their vote for independence.

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He led The Short Walk to Freedom, a rally of Yes voters through Edinburgh on polling day. Around a hundred people joined him in winding through the streets of the Craigmillar estate to the polling station.

Young and old, kids on scooters, pensioners in wheelchairs – all these Yes supporters followed Randall through the streets to vote, while he played bagpipes with flames coming out.


(Listen, he's got an American accent.)

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is how a two-year campaign over Scottish independence ends: with a man with flaming bagpipes by the side of a road on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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