Nathan Epemolu, 16, from Hamilton.
Faith is important to me. It can be taken anywhere. Even the idea of believing in something bigger than yourself is important. Politics is not just about how it will help you but how it will help everyone in the long run.
Believing in something is better, they [politicians] need the open-mindedness to know what the people want.
I do feel sometimes it is slightly underrepresented. Scotland is a more diverse country….it would open up this country. It's a country for all, not just the people who consider themselves to be the 'originals'.
My mother is from England and my dad is from Nigeria. We feel it in our hearts, we lived in London for many years and I think that brings something different to the table when we discussed it because they understand the mindset in the city.
I've no clue what I'm going to choose yet. I would hate to think there are people who will have flipped a coin on what do. I want to come out with who is best equipped to run the country. You have to pick on a short-term deal but I would like to see more pride taken in the British Isles as a whole.
They will have to give us facts that we can hold onto for dear life! As much as I hate to say it, you actually appreciate the politicians even more and see how stressful it is to get a country running. It feels more of a privilege to get a say in how it's all going to be run in the next couple of hundred years.. I think they should definitely vote, I'm able to vote and anyone who can vote should vote.
First importance is more free tuition, people don't want to pay twenty grand to go to uni if you don't have to. We already have a very good system here, people should find out how it can be used and improved and see who is best equipped to improve it for us.
I don't have a clear voting preference at the moment… I originally came out saying I was just like 'no that's not going to work!' but hearing more on both sides I'm starting to see that the 'Yes' cam