Scotland's first home-grown billionaire has slammed the U.K. government for telling Scottish voters that they would be unable to continue sharing the pound should they vote to quit the union.
"I think it was wrong of the Treasury and Westminster government to say you just can't have a currency union, because obviously you can. It is in the interests of both (Scotland and the rest of the U.K.), if the Scottish people vote for independence," Tom Hunter, the founder of Sports Division, told CNBC.
On September 18, Scotland will vote on whether to remain part of the U.K., which currently includes England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Independence is supported by the Scottish National Party, which currently holds a majority in Scotland, but is opposed by the governing Liberal Democrat-Conservative coalition in London, and by the rival Labour party.