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A young boy is seen with a saltire during a re-enactment to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the Battle Of Bannockburn, south of Stirling, Scotland on June 28. / AFP

The town of Corby sits some 260 miles south of the Scottish border in the county of Northamptonshire, England, but that didn't stop hundreds of people over the weekend taking part in a mock referendum on independence.

Residents on Sunday in "Little Scotland" - as Corby is sometimes known - rejected breaking up the union, with 414 people against and 162 backing independence for Scotland.

Scotland will hold a formal referendum on becoming its own state on September 18. A yes vote would call time on over 300 hundred years of political union with England.

Hundreds of people in Corby claim Scottish descent having moved to the town in the 1930s to work in the steel industry.

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