With uncertainties surrounding the independence referendum, anxious investors in Scotland have been busy adding to their holdings of gold.
Online dealer BullionByPost, which claims to be the biggest online gold dealer in the U.K., said that it saw a 37 percent jump in sales to customers from Scotland between Sept. 9 and Sept. 16, a bigger jump than the growth seen in any other part of the United Kingdom.
"Whenever there's uncertainty it always increases people's propensity to buy gold," Rob Halliday-Stein, the founder and MD of BullionByPost, told CNBC.
It was a similar story at BullionVault, a London-based online marketplace for physical gold and silver. Adrian Ash, head of research at BullionVault, told CNBC via email that numbers are up across the board, as they always are in September, but the uplift in activity from Scottish residents had been notable.
As a proportion of active customers using the company's system, Scottish customers have grown 42 percent so far in September from the previous 2014 average, according to Ash. BullionVault's most recent data show that its proportion of Scottish customers had been 4.14 percent until Sept. 15. It shot up to 8.9 percent on Sept. 16.