WITH the clock ticking down to the Independence vote Scots youngsters are having their say.

First Minister Alex Salmond met the cast of Now's the Hour a show performed by 16 and 17-year-old first time voters, about their attitudes towards the Independence Referendum.

Mr Salmond was given a special 15-minute preview of the show before it runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in August. He then took part in a Question & Answer session with a group of young people including the actors.During the visit to the Scottish Youth Theatre, Mr Salmond also welcomed a group of 90 young actors from 10 countries across the Commonwealth who have created the Tin Forest International Performing Company for the Glasgow 2014 cultural festival.

From tomorrow until Wednesday, TFIPC will perform pop-up street theatre at city landmarks telling the story of Glasgow's industrial past and creative future.

The show uses sketches and monologues to explore Scotland's history, amusing stereotypes and many contradictions, before turning the spotlight on key referendum issues such as currency, Trident, tuition fees and the economy.

The young actors try to make sense of the claims and counterclaims of the referendum debate.

During the three week run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the show will change daily by responding to referendum issues that are in the news.