Scottish independence referendum leads to surge in sales of Braveheart

They may take our lives, but they will not take our pound!

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As Scotland votes on its independence from the United Kingdom, Braveheart has rocketed up the Amazon DVD charts, rising from 1074th to 454th place.

It's a bit sad when you think about it - scores of people were so riled up with Yes campaign romance that they logged onto Amazon, paid £10.29 plus delivery, went through the pain of checking out and then waited days for the DVD to arrive, just so they could watch that speech and fist pump furiously.

It's also a bit weird to conflate a bloody 13th-century war with Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond's televised shout-off, but whatever ALBA GU BRAAAAATH!

Scottish independence: Live blog

The Better Together campaign got its very own William Wallace earlier in the year, when a "passionate highlander" in the Question Time audience delivered a rousing speech in favour of union.

Tangentially, what does Tennis star Andy Murray make of the referendum? He appeared to come out in favour of the Yes campaign early this morning, tweeting: "Huge day for Scotland today! no campaign negativity last few days totally swayed my view on it. excited to see the outcome. lets do this!"

Voting takes place all day today with a result expected early tomorrow, you can keep up with the action on our live blog.

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