The Haven, Boston's only Scottish bar and restaurant, held its own vote on Scottish independence. Taken Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.

Voters at The Haven Go Heavily For Scottish Independence

With 32 of 32 councils reporting, Scotland's bid for independence failed, with 55 percent voting "no" to 45 percent in the "aye" camp. Not so at The Haven in Jamaica Plain, which held its own referendum. Alisa Clark, a Boston journalist covering the swarm of people at the Hyde Square bar on Thursday night for the Gazette, has the numbers:

Local vote at @thehavenjp : 174 "nae" to over 500 "aye". Clearly we're all for sticking it to England in the #cradleofliberty— Alisa C.D. Clark (@Alisa_unedited) September 19, 2014

That's at least 74 percent to 26 percent in favor of Scottish secession. But while it turned out to be a sad night for the "Aye" camp, the vote and excitement leading up to it were certainly a business and publicity bonanza for one of the neighborhood's most singular establishments.

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JP's Matt Murray is interviewed by Boston Neighborhood News at The Haven on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.

For Historic Scottish Vote, All ‘Ayes’ Were on The Haven

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, Scot Jason Waddleton. JP's Matt Murray, pictured above being interviewed by BNN, said he leans slightly "aye" on whether Scotland should be an independent country. Murray's family traces their roots to Scotland, where a relative many generations ago may — may — have fought alongside Bonnie Prince Charlie.

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