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Indyref2: Farmer and kilt maker discuss Scotland's future

The SNP suffered a blow as even its own supporters cast doubt on the party's economic predictions for independence this weekend. Speaking to German broadcaster DW, one SNP supporter Howie Nicholsby, a kilt maker, blasted the lack of a "business strategy and plan about how it's actually going to work". This comes amid dwindling poll support for Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP ahead of next week's elections.

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Mr Nicholsby told DW: "I feel Scottish first. Scottish society is different to English, Welsh and Irish society. We have our own culture, music and language, art and history.

"But I only want an independent Scotland if it's good for Scotland and the Scottish people.

"It feels too much like it is politicians and politics and party rivalry rather than on a business level and strategy and plan about how it's actually going to work."

DW's Birgit Maass said: "Nicholsby voted in favour of Scottish independence in 2014, and still thinks Scotland should be an autonomous country.

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"But Brexit and the pandemic have given him doubts. He thinks independence could be risky, diving society and even his family."

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SNPOne SNP supporter Howie Nicholsby, a kilt maker, blasted the lack of a plan from Sturgeon (Image: DW)

One person in Edinburgh told DW that Scotland simply "can't afford" independence, saying: "I think we should stay in the union.

"I didn't want Brexit, it's been a nightmare, so why would you want to break up a union that is hundreds and hundreds years old?

"It would cost a lot of money, it would be terrible for the

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