Quiz: What are celebrities saying about indyref?

The people of Scotland will vote in the independence referendum on 18 September, when they will be asked the Yes/No question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

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The debate has divided opinion across the country - not least among the stars of film, television and the sporting field.

But do you know who has been saying what?

Try out this quiz and see if you really are up with the celeb gossip.......

Which way....?

Stars of music, film and sport have been speaking about the Scottish independence referendum. Are they saying Yes, No or keeping tight-lipped? Try our quiz and see if you're up with the celeb gossip.

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1.) Multiple Choice Question

Actor Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming
  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Not Saying

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Tennis pro Andy Murray

Andy Murray
  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Not saying

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Comedian Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly
  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Not saying

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Rockstar David Bowie

David Bowie
  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Not saying

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Actor Brian Cox

Brian Cox
  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Not saying

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Comedian Frankie Boyle

Franki Boyle
  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Not saying

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Musician Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox
  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Not saying

8.) Multiple Choice Question

Author JK Rowling

JK Rowling
  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Not saying

9.) Multiple Choice Question

Comedian Kevin Bridges

Kevin Bridges
  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Not saying

10.) Multiple Choice Question

Actor Mike Myers

Mike Myers
  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Not saying

11.) Multiple Choice Question

Actor Sean Connery

Sean Connery
  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Not saying

12.) Multiple Choice Question

Actor Stanley Baxter

Stanley Baxter
  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Not saying

13.) Multiple Choice Question

Singer Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle
  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Not Saying


  1. The US-based Scot is definitely for independence. He was part of the Yes Scotland campaign launch event in 2012. At the time, Cumming said: "The world is waiting for us and I know Scotland is ready."
  2. The Wimbledon champ has remained tight-lipped on the debate, but has appealed for the head to rule over the heart: "You need to figure out what's best for the country and then come to an opinion. I don't think you should judge the thing on emotion, but on what is best economically for Scotland."
  3. The Big Yin has decided not to vote in the referendum. Speaking to the BBC News channel, he said: "I don't want to influence anybody so I shut up. I think the Scots will come to a good conclusion in the referendum. They'll get what they deserve."
  4. David Bowie surprised a lot of people by relaying a message to Scots through supermodel Kate Moss in his acceptance speech at this year's Brit Awards. His speech declared: "Scotland stay with us."
  5. The pro-independence actor, not the professor, Mr Cox was present at the Yes Scotland launch. He has said, for him, independence is about "trying to get back to egalitarian principles, which is so present in the Scottish character."
  6. The controversial comedian is one of many active supporters of independence on Twitter, using his usual colourful language.
  7. Annie Lennox hasn't offered an opinion one way or the other. She has said: "It will be taken by the citizens of Scotland themselves, who need to seriously weigh up the pros and cons, as the responsibility lies wholeheartedly upon their shoulders."
  8. JK Rowling made a "substantial" donation - later confirmed to be 1m - to the "No" side. She says she is pro-Union because Scotland has to "compete in global markets, defend itself from threats and navigate what still feels like a fragile economic recovery."
  9. The comedian, from Glasgow, told the Big Issue: "If the referendum was tomorrow, I'd probably vote 'Yes'." He also said the coalition was not working but that the Tory government was "good for comedy".
  10. Mike Myers told the BBC, in his character Shrek's accent: "Shrek wants what the will of the Scottish people want." He then added in his own accent: "I love Scotland. I hope they remain part of Britain - and if they don't, I still love them."
  11. Sir Sean has long been a major supporter of the Scottish National Party. He said: "The 'Yes' campaign has centred on a positive vision for Scotland. It is rooted in inclusiveness, equality and that core democratic value that the people of Scotland are the best guardians of their own future."
  12. The Scottish actor believes his compatriots will vote "No" to independence, saying: "They're canny, the Scots."
  13. The singer who made her mark on Britain's Got Talent will be putting her mark next to "No", come September. She told The Scottish Sun: "I am a proud, patriotic Scot, passionate about my heritage and my country. But I am not a nationalist."

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