This is hopefully the first in a series of referendum viewpoints from local residents (or those with a Nairnshire connection who regularly read the Gurn). We want to hear the views of citizens on the momentous decision that has to be made on September 18th. Please feel free to make comments but be respectful to your fellow citizens - politicians are fair game (most of them earn a pretty good wage out of it too) but it's time for the voice of ordinary folk, so take issue with those that want to step forward onto the Gurn digital soapbox if you wish but please be polite. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to participate.
First up is Stephen Fuller
"I'm a yes supporter but some of the actions of those from both sides just make me cringe. It's things like this that are the reason people are distancing themselves from the whole thing. People don't want to discuss it in fear that someone with an
opposing view will jump down their throat, shout at them or worse. It just doesn't help the discussion.
The future is uncertain and that remains true if we stay in the union just as much as if we go it alone.
I'm voting yes because Westminster does not represent Scotland's interests and why should they? In the UK we're a minority group. I want to see Scotland be able to Govern itself, we don't need to be the richest country in the world we just need to be able to look after our own. We may not be perfect as an independent country but we should be allowed to make our own mistakes.
We just don't know how good we can be unless we try."