I’ve seen a few people say that they’re voting no or that they’re undecided because they don’t want things to change, but the truth is that Scotland is going to change regardless of the outcome of the referendum.
If there’s a no vote we have been promised extra powers, but those extra powers come with added uncertainty. The No campaign have not been able to promise that tuition will remain free if Scotland votes to stay in the UK, we have been warned several times about the danger to our NHS (the budget that allows Scotland to spend money on the things that matter to us - i.e. free healthcare, free tuition, free prescriptions, etc - has been cut over the last few years, with further cuts being expected), we’ve also been told that the formula through which Scotland’s block grant is calculated cannot be guaranteed to survive ”in perpetuity” following the event of a no vote.
If we vote yes we get extra powers and then some. Scottish people can have their voices heard, we can be represented by a government that understands our needs, we can make a difference to our country and, hopefully, show other countries in the UK that they can and should demand better than what they’re getting right now. Of course there are still uncertainties, that isn’t up for debate but I, personally, feel more comfortable dealing with those uncertainties than I do with the uncertainties regarding our future under the rule of an increasingly-right-wing UK government.
I guess if you’re too busy to read my boring babblings, you can read this:
"No change" isn’t an option on your ballot paper, so all you can do is vote for the change that you want to see.