THE European elections are usually marked by public apathy and low turnout.
Not this time. The Scottish Government is looking to Europe to change the fortunes of the independence campaign in 2014.
After a year in which the Yes campaign made little progress, despite the launch of the SNP’s “all-questions-answered” White Paper on independence, they certainly need a game-changer. There are signs Scottish voters are becoming irritated by the endless debate about constitutional issues with little relevance to their daily lives. But could Europe ignite renewed interest in self-government?