Actor Ken Stott backs an independent Scotland

Rebus actor gives view on independence. Picture: Rob McDougall
Rebus actor gives view on independence. Picture: Rob McDougall
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Actor Ken Stott has announced his support for a Yes vote in the independence referendum.

Stott, who is well-known for playing Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus, was born and raised in Edinburgh, but is now based in London and will therefore be unable to vote in the historic ballot.

The 59-year-old has spoken of his “wholehearted” support for an independent Scotland.

“Most importantly, I think democracy is best served if the referendum is held solely for those who live and work in Scotland, the people who have the most to gain from a Yes vote,” he said.

“I am wholeheartedly in favour of an independent Scotland.

“I was born and raised in a Labour household to parents who, if alive today, would give their unequivocal support to the Yes campaign. In common with them, I believe in traditional Labour values: self-determination, full democracy, education for all, and a culture that reflects these ambitions.

“I am very aware of how warmly Scotland is regarded around the world, and a vote for self-determination would raise our international profile even further with lots of benefits for Scottish arts and culture.”