Leaders Call For Unity As Independence Debate Divides Scotland

wochit politics
May 12, 2014 AT 8:30 AM
Political leaders locked in a bitter fight over Scottish independence have urged all Scots to reunite whatever the outcome of a referendum in September as the national church voiced concerns over rifts in society. Both sides in the campaign have called for an end to rising levels of abuse and personal attacks and stressed the need to work together after the vote over the 307-year tie to England. As the race tightens ahead of the September 18 vote, the Church of Scotland said there was a danger of deepening division over whether to leave the United Kingdom and invited leaders of both sides to a post-ballot reconciliation service.