Mick Jagger, David Gilmour and Bryan Ferry are among a list of more than 200 famous faces who have signed an open letter urging Scottish voters to keep Scotland as part of the United Kingdom.
An independence referendum will be held on September 18 which could see Scotland break away from the rest of the UK. The letter, which was organised by historians Dan Snow and Tom Holland, aims to let people in Scotland know that those who have endorsed the message “value the bond of citizenship” with those north of the border.
The letter is part of the Let’s Stay Together campaign that aims to give a voice to those who are not allowed to vote in the referendum. A video including some of the figures involved in the campaign, a list that also includes musicians Sting, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cliff Richard, can be seen above.
“We believe that the key missing message is a positive, emotional one: not telling the Scottish electorate what to do or what not to do, but telling them how we feel about Scotland, about being part of the U.K. and about our collective place in the world,” Snow and Holland wrote on their here.
Other notable Britons who have signed the bill include actors (Judi Dench, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Izzard, Patrick Stewart, Steve Coogan) and Olympians (Tom Daley, Steve Redgrave) plus David Attenborough and Stephen Hawking.