Scots are voting on independence today (18 September) at polling stations across the country.

While the Yes campaign has been more prominent on the streets, a straw poll of those casting their votes has delivered a No.

One pensioner told IBTimes UK that being part of a union was better for society and the scant detail over what independence would entail was not enough to convince him otherwise.

Others told us that breaking the 307-year old union with the rest of the UK would have grave repercussions for the economy.

However, many No voters didn't want to voice their views on camera for fear of reprisal.

An 18-year-old 'Yes' voter simply said: "I want the country to be independent."

The latest Ipsos Mori poll on 17 September suggested the No vote is in the lead by two points.