People's Panel: Angus MacDonald

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Image caption Angus MacDonald lives with his wife on the Outer Hebrides

Occupation: Crofter and poultry farmer

Age: 65

Lives: Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

Voting Intention: Yes to independence

Angus MacDonald lives with his wife on the remote island of Benbecula, which sits between North Uist and South Uist in the Outer Hebridies.

He previously worked as a civil engineer and served as an independent local government councillor, but having been born into a crofting family he returned to the trade in the early 1990s.

He now farms cattle and sells the eggs laid by his 700 hens.

He intends to vote "Yes" in the referendum, and says "I'm voting 'Yes' because Scotland has the intellect to rule itself."

"I don't think independence will make any difference to me, it will be the younger generations that will benefit.

He argues that it is not fair that the votes of older people who will influence the referendum result as it is younger people will have to live with the result for longer.

"I don't think it is right that people who are 70 or 80 years old will get to dictate the future of people who are in their early teens at the moment.

"Most of the young people I meet are tending to go for independence, while older people are for the status quo."

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