One of Scotland's most influential chief executives, Martin Gilbert, says the debate over Scottish independence has become so bitter that whatever the outcome, either Scotland or the United Kingdom will become deeply divided.
In Edinburgh, most people on the streets are in the "yes" camp as passions intensify ahead of Thursday's vote. The polls remain as tight as ever. The latest survey carried out by the Scottish Daily Mail found 48 percent of Scots (excluding those who said they were undecided) would vote in favor of independence, while 52 percent would vote against.
In one popular hair salon, women have apparently come to blows, leading stylists to refuse to admit their voting preference to customers.