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Stars including Greg Hemphill and Ricky Ross voice support for Yes vote in indyref campaign video

A new referendum campaign video featuring a host of famous faces highlights the "breadth of the independence movement", its producer claims.

Emmy award-winning Brian Cox and fellow actor Martin Compston, who starred in the police drama Line Of Duty, both feature in the new online campaign video for Yes Scotland.

Actress and comedienne Elaine C Smith, best known for her role in Rab C Nesbitt, Billy Elliot actor Gary Lewis, Deacon Blue front-man Ricky Ross and his singer/actress wife Lorraine McIntosh, and double Michelin star chef Andrew Fairlie are also amongst those urging Scots to support independence.

Producer Andy Maas said: "It's fantastic to be part of the campaign and see people from all walks of life coming together for this video. With only two days of shooting, this is a just a snapshot of the breadth of the independence movement.

"Film and video is an important medium to communicate with people and I hope the people of Scotland enjoy watching why so many people, just like them, are voting Yes."

Actor and comedian Greg Hemphill, best known for his roles in Still Game and Chewin' The Fat, says in the video: "The referendum is going to come round once in a lifetime and the opportunity is right now. Who wants to be dependent when you can be independent? On September 18, I'm voting Yes."

Former BBC journalist and Green Yes campaigner Louise Batchelor also stars in the campaign video, and said: "We are not choosing a political party, we are choosing the way we live our lives. In September I am voting Yes."

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