Day of destiny – Historic Votes, by 3×1 Public Relations co-founder and director Cameron Grant

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What a momentous day for the people of Scotland, regardless of how you voted or what you wished for. Seldom, in fact, never has a country had two votes that have captured world-wide attention.

In the independence referendum the majority, 55 per cent of the Scottish electorate, chose to remain part of the United Kingdom.

This was a record turnout of 85 per cent. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (R&A) voted overwhelmingly to change its 260-year history and admit women members. Of the club’s 2,400 global members who voted, 85 per cent were in favour of change. Both historic votes had those who were for, and those against.

Fortunately unlike many other countries throughout the world we live in a democracy. Scotland has had its day firmly in the international spotlight and showed democracy in action in an unprecedented way.  


Cameron co-founded 3x1 in 2001. He has 25 years’ industry experience and is a past chair of both the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the Public Relations Consultants Association in Scotland.

3x1 Public Relations in Scotland has offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh.