A second referendum on Scottish independence appears to be on the horizon and I sincerely hope that on this occasion expat Scots on the island will be able to vote. It should be a vote for all Scots not just those living in Scotland. I know of many Scottish people on the island (in both camps) who were furious that they couldn’t have their say in the last referendum. Also, it could be said that this is all about Europe and denying those Scots living in Europe their say would be outrageous. These referendums should be open to all. An independent Scotland would have a direct impacts on Scots living abroad so give them the vote. I was angry that I didn’t get the vote in the Brexit referendum. Once again it was a vote on Europe and those living on the European mainland didn’t have a say.

Outrageous. I am told that politicians are not too keen on giving expats the vote because of a misguided view. As you live in a European Union state there is a bigger chance than you would vote to stay is the theory in the Brexit referendum. It is also claimed that most Scots outside Scotland would vote to stay in the Union. This is far from the case. I would say that voting intentions are split between the two camps. It would be rather nice if expats were not forgotten by successive British governments, especially when it comes to voting. Our voice should be heard especially in all important referendums. We can’t be just quietly forgotten because we live abroad.


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Hamish McScot / Hace 12 months

Even more outrageous is that people who have no Scottish ancestors, and have only lived there for a few years should have a vote on something that could change the region’s future for ever. Julius Caesar knew what he was talking about.


Colin / Hace 12 months

If you choose to live permanently abroad then there is no reason why you should have a vote. Why should you have the right to dictate Scotland's future if you don't live there? The fact that Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU didn't affect the outcome of that vote, and no amount of ex-pat votes would have changed that.


Nigel / Hace about 1 year

You are at it again Jason, you are not a resident in UK so why should you have a vote on what happens in UK? Anymore than I am not a resident in Mallorca should I have any right to vote on what happens in Mallorca. If I live in Mallorca, I abide by the rules the people of Mallorca agree to, and not what some outsider thinks they should be. IE. When in Rome............