2014 Scottish independence referendum

Lottery winners are biggest Yes donors

16 Sep, 2014

Former television cameraman Colin Weir and his wife Christine, a former psychiatric nurse, who won $261 million in the EuroMillions lottery in 2011 are the biggest donors to the Yes campaign. Over the last nine months, the couple from the seaside town of Largs gave a total of 1 million pounds ($1.6 million) or 67% of all reportable donations. Overall, they may have donated as much as 4 million pounds. An opinion article the couple wrote:

As lifelong supporters of independence, it would be strange if we did not support the Yes Scotland campaign. So that is what we have done, nothing more and nothing less.

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