The Haven, the only Scottish bar and restaurant in Boston, became the defacto capital for Hub media Thursday night as Scotland took its historic vote on independence.
Media outlets on hand included CBS Channel 4, Boston Neighborhood Network, the Jamaica Plain Gazette and, of course, Jamaica Plain News. Earlier, crews from WBUR interviewed the pub's owner, These JP residents say they would all vote "Aye" if they lived in Scotland. From left: Tom Menihan, Ginny O'Neil, John Hannafin and Melissa Hamel. They gathered at The Haven on Sept. 18, 2014.[/caption]
At one table, four Jamaica Plain residents said they'd be "aye" votes if they lived in Scotland. Artist Ginny O'Neil, who along with The Haven held its own vote.[/caption]
The Haven held its own referendum, but you needed to buy a drink to vote.
Bartender Andy Sweeney, one of a small handful of of actual Scots at The Haven on Thursday, said he'd be an "aye" vote if he were back home in Clydebank.
As night fell, the crowds were growing. Final results on the historic vote aren't expected until at least 1 a.m. Boston time.[selfie]