Scot Free? What Happens If Scotland Secedes

Scotland votes on whether to become independent of Great Britain, which could bring massive change.
3:00 | 09/18/14

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In a few hours, scottish voters will decide if it's time for a national breakup, to kiss the United Kingdom good-bye and go out on their own. The polls couldn't be closer, and a split could be traumatic. Here's ABC's chief froern affairs correspondent terry Moran. ? Reporter: The bagpipes are actually on fire here in Scotland, and so is the political debate. James bond is all for it. A martini, shaken, not stirred. Harry potter's creator is against it. And the queen? She is definitely not amused. In this land of 5 million proud souls decides whether they should split off from the united Kingdom, kilts and all, and declare themselves an independent nation. Should Scotland be an independent country? Reporter: It's a dream that skolts have had for centuries. Mel Gibson won an Oscar by painting his face blue and capturing this scottish yearning in "Braveheart." They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom! Freedom! Reporter: We got a dose of that same passion and a blast of whiskey breath, in a snug pub. He also borrowed a ten-pound note from me to show what he thinks of queen Elizabeth. Her portrait adorns it. So, Scotland is about to decide its destiny and its famous sons and daughters are weighing in. Sean Connery, saying Independence for Scotland is too good to miss. J.k. Rouming saying it would be a historically bad mistake. Andy Murray is staying silent, but the joke here has always been, he's scottish when he loses and british when he wins. Now the Brits say the joke could be on them. Susan Boyle won "Britain's got talent," but they won't have that talent anymore. And what about the juunion jack? They might have to remove that blue field representing Scotland. This is serious stuff. A destiny of a proud people in their own hands now. Voting begins in just a few hours. For "Nightline," I'm terry Moran in Scotland. And Scotland's been part of the UK for over 300 years. Thanks, terry.

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