On Thursday the Scottish people go to the polls to vote on becoming independent, which would see the end of a 300-year union with England. The consequences of such an event have been much discussed – which currency would they use, would there be border controls, would taxes go up or down, how would the UK's debt be divided, would Scotland compete independently at the Rio Olympics, what effect would independence have on the UK's economy?
The polls are extraordinarily tight, with Yes and No neck and neck, and the 17% share of undecided voters holding the key to the result. Waking to a Yes vote on Friday morning would mean a painful period as the parting of the ways becomes reality. I love Scotland, a huge, lovely part of the island we live on. Which way would I vote? This is a decision for the Scottish people.
This drawing from Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh – with the hill Arthur's Seat visible through the trees – was done close to Scotland's current parliament building during a cycling trip over the border last year.