In the Fittie Bar next to Aberdeen’s industrial harbor, where North Sea oil workers come to drink between stints offshore, the debate over Scottish independence is raging.
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said U.S. President Barack Obama’s foray into the debate over whether the U.K. should remain united was “pretty mild.”
The U.K.’s promise to hand more power to Scotland as the government tries to quash support for nationalism has so far failed to dissuade voters against seeking full independence, according to a monthly poll.
"It's one of the great energy centers of the world."
- Alex Salmond on Jun 19, 2014