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.
Apple Inc. is taking advantage of the dispute between Amazon.com Inc. and Hachette Book Group by promoting and discounting pre-orders for the publisher’s digital books.
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael said nationalists shouldn’t try to stop businesses publicly opposing independence ahead of the Sept. 18 referendum on whether to stay in the U.K.
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.
J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books who lives in Scotland, gave 1 million pounds ($1.7 million) to the campaign to keep the country in the U.K. ahead of a referendum on independence.
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