The people of Stobswell turned out in force to cast their votes at the Courier’s Referendum Roadshow.
The large turnout delivered a majority for the Yes vote with 56% while there were 44% votes for No.
Yes voter Robert Milne, 70 said he had been a No voter when the campaign began but had since changed his mind.
He said: “I have listened to so much tripe from the Better Together campaign I changed my vote. There has been a lot of negativity and scaremongering about building a new Hadrian’s Wall with no valid arguments.
“They sound worried about it so there must be something to gain.”
Local business owner Graham Angus, 55, said he was against independence for Scotland but would like to have a referendum on Europe as he felt the global political system was getting a bit like George Orwell’s 1984.
The former young Conservative said he was disillusioned with politics and has since changed his vote to UKIP.
He said: “The wee man has no say on what’s going on in his life. I am totally disillusioned by it all. Alex Salmond has not put a strong enough case for it and has been a bit fluffy on the issues.
“What I don’t understand is why he wants to get rid of the UK government, but I think better the devil you know.”
Retired taxi driver, John Gibson, 73, of Whitfield said he would also be voting No.
He said: “I’m a Labour man and I think Labour will get in again probably at the next election.”
Mavis Kerr, 76, said she would be voting Yes as she was sick of the political slagging matches taking place at Westminster and wanted to make a chance for the younger generation.
She said: “I’ve got grand-children and great-grandchildren and I think we’ve got to have a better country for the young people. I don’t see the Conservatives doing it.
“We never should have gone to war in Iraq.
“I think we need a change and that’s why I’m voting Yes. Life is uncertain but sometimes change is for the better.
Retired teacher Edith Constable, 71, said she will also be voting Yes because she is against the current government’s policies.
She said: “The one main reason I am voting is is because I am sick to death with Westminster policies, the expenses scandal, the Iraq War, plans to renew Trident at a huge cost to the taxpayer.
“The No campaign have been very negative and seem to use the fear factor a lot in their campaign. I have got every confidence Scotland will cope economically.”