Scotland polls put 'No' camp ahead as Salmond hits out

A pro-independence supporter on a decorated bicycle during a rally by Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 12, 2014Five days ahead of Scotland’s independence referendum the race remained too close to call Saturday, with the misgivings of business leaders over the prospect of quitting the United Kingdom becoming louder Opinion polls on Friday gave campaigners for Scotland to stay in Britain a slight lead as the leaders of both camps trade increasingly bitter rhetoric. Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond, leader of the pro-independence movement, was on a whistlestop tour of four cities as he battles to win enough support to end the union between Scotland and England, which dates back to 1707. “Scotland stands on the cusp of history,” he wrote in an article for the Daily Record newspaper.

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