Scottish elections will see the SNP attempt to secure an overwhelming majority in Holyrood in order to push Westminster into agreeing to a new independence referendum. Nicola Sturgeon has insisted Scotland would fare better outside of the United Kingdom as she claims London has repeatedly failed to recognise the position of Scots on issues such as Brexit. But some voters have cast doubts about the plans for independence, expressing concerns about the impact breaking away from the UK would have on the economy amid the ongoing health crisis.
One Edinburgh resident told DW: "I think we should stay in the Union.
"I didn't want Brexit and that has been an absolute nightmare so why would you want to break up a union that's hundreds and hundreds of years?
"It would cost a lot of money, and I think it would be terrible for the economy and I don't think Scotland can afford to be independent."
Another local said: "We have devolved powers. They have taxation powers, they have quite a lot of power.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
"So I don't see what else they want."
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Scottish election: The SNP has been warned Scotland "can't afford" independence (Image: DW)
The SNP have been asked "what more do they want" in addition to powers they already wield (Image: DW)
Some voters however told the German broadcaster the "real entrepreneurship" of Scotland would help the nation succeed outside of the UK.
One woman said: "We have assets, great assets.
"I think throughout this, especially in Edinburgh, there's been a real