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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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Meet Ryan Randall. He plays the bagpipes. You may notice there are flames coming out of them.

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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.

And he's repeating it two more times today.
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And he's repeating it two more times today.

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.

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Randall said it was a "bit damp". That's because he's actually from, er, Las Vegas.

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

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Still, can't argue with a man with fire coming out of his bagpipes.

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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.

Contact Jim Waterson at jim.waterson@buzzfeed.com.

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