Kinlochleven pupils take part in Scottish Independence mock referendum

150 of the 160 pupils at the school cast their votes and gathered at the end of the day to hear the result.

93 pupils  voted “no” to the question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”

57 voted  “yes”.

0 papers were spoiled with 10  pupils choosing not to vote.

Senior pupils, Callan McClymont, Mikey Harris, Owen Smith and Rowena MacIntosh  acted as the Presiding Officers during the count and the result was announced by John McGilp Head Teacher. 

Head Teacher John McGilp thanked everyone involved for their hard work in running the mock election and praised all the young voters for their interest and enthusiasm.  He said: “It is excellent to see as many young people getting involved in the democratic process as there has been today.”

The mock referendum was organised by the school pupil council in partnership with election officials at The Highland Council and Highland Youth Voice and follows a decision by the Council’s Community Planning, Public Engagement and Equalities Committee to involve younger people in voting.

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4 Apr 2014
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