I suppose that you know on of the recent referendum for the independence of Scotland. The referendum is the first time that under-18s anywhere in the UK have been able to vote on a major matter of state.
Scotland was an independent state until the year 1707, when signed a Record of Union with the United Kingdom. Surely you have seen the Mel Gibson's movie 'Braveheart', and know something about that. Scotland has been an important part of UK's history, and for this reason this referendum has caused such a commotion.
The result has been approximately with 50.1 No to 49.9% Yes. Almost 85% of the electorate turned out to vote, which was an unpredictable fact. Though Scotland continues concerning to the United Kingdom, this one will not return to be the same after this event.