Scots are voting in an independence referendum that will decide the fate of the United Kingdom and Scotland’s 307-year long union with it.
Voters are being asked to answer "Yes" or "No" to the question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"
"This is an historic day for Scotland. I've waited all my life for this. It's time to break with England. 'Yes' to independence," says Ron, a businessman.
"This is our opportunity of a lifetime and we must seize it with both hands," says Alex Salmond, Scotland's 59-year-old nationalist leader.
But there are also those who still haven’t made up their minds. Karen Wood of Edinburgh is one of them and says, "At the moment it is just the uncertainty of what Scotland has got in store for everyone. It’s worrying. It is just such a huge decision to make."
Here are some images from Scotland showing the fervor, excitement and political activity.
The political activity
Deputy First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon speaks at a 'Yes' campaign rally in Perth, Scotland.
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond speaks at a 'Yes' campaign rally in Perth.
The people and the mood