All Scots must have their say

As an expatriate Scot living in this area, I feel that it is my right to be allowed to participate in the vote which will determine Scotland’s future.

This has been denied to us but if the Scottish Government feels that all native-born Scots are good enough to automatically become Scottish citizens should independence be achieved then it must surely be the case that we are good enough to automatically be able to vote to determine whether Scotland should be independent or not.

A petition to the Scottish Government has been started by an ex pat, aptly named Wallace, and can be signed online at

If you believe in democracy I urge you to sign it and/or pass it on to any other Scots you know.

Bob Jackson,

Sydney Cottage,

Longhirst Colliery