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USM Professor in Scotland to Witness Historic Independence Vote

Courtesy University of Southern Maine

Tomorrow is an historic today for Great Britain, as the Scots vote on whether to become completely independent from the United Kingdom, ending a union that goes back more than 300 years. It's a debate which ought to be of particular interest to Mainers, says University of Southern Maine English Professor Nancy Gish, because as compared to other states, Maine has the highest percentage of inhabitants who claim Scottish ancestry. Gish is a devotee of Scottish literature, and has gone to Scotland to witness events. Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter spoke with her by phone at her hotel in downtown Glasgow. She says she's been a frequent a visitor to Scotland over the years.

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