Chinese tourists take photos as they visit the Blacksmith's Shop wedding venue in Gretna in southern Scotland August 22, 2013. The Scottish village of Gretna Green became famous as the site of ... more 
Chinese tourists take photos as they visit the Blacksmith's Shop wedding venue in Gretna in southern Scotland August 22, 2013. The Scottish village of Gretna Green became famous as the site of run-away weddings from the 1700s, when English marriage laws became stricter, meaning that it was easier for some couples to travel over the border to Scotland to wed. Still a popular marriage destination, Gretna Green and surrounding areas hosted over 4,000 weddings last year. Signs of ancient conflict - from centuries-old fortifications to historic battlefields - score the landscape around the English-Scottish border. But many living in the region lead lives straddling both sides, and express practical concerns about the possibility of a more formal split between the two nations in the event of a yes vote in next year's referendum on Scottish independence, which will be held on September 18, 2014. Picture taken August 22, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL POLITICS) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 15 OF 33 FOR PACKAGE 'THE SCOTLAND - ENGLAND BORDER' SEARCH 'MELVILLE REFERENDUM' FOR ALL IMAGES less 
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