Scotland

People's Panel: Murdo MacLennan

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Image caption Murdo MacLennan is a small scale farmer in the outer Hebride

Occupation: Crofter

Age: 60

Lives: Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Voting Intention: No to independence

Murdo MacLennan lives in Aignish, Stornoway where he has worked as a crofter for the last 30 years.

He also serves as a non-executive director in the local hospice and is the Western Isles representative on the Crofters Commission.

He also works to promote the Gaelic language through Bòrd na Gàidhligand.

Murdo currently plans to vote No in September's referendum, and says he fears that post independence islanders would find themselves more isolated.

"Based on our experience of the current administration's actions historically, I believe that the Highlands and Islands will become more marginalised in Scottish government decision making if September's vote results in independence.

"We might be required to accept the Euro if we were to rejoin the EU and I believe we are better off keeping the Pound.

"As a member state of the larger UK we have more influence in Europe."

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