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2014 Scottish independence referendum Rory Stewart

Starts cairn

21 Jul, 2014

Stewart, the Conservative MP for Penrith and the Border, starts the Auld Acquaintances Cairn by placing the foundation stone in a field near Gretna on the westernmost edge of the border with England. He hopes that visitors to the site will add stones until the monument is nine feet high. Stewart:

[The debate] has been too much about politicians and celebrities and not enough about giving ordinary people the chance to show how they feel.