(MONEY.CNN) — Concerns about possible independence are pushing Scottish investors to the security of gold.
Data from the gold trading firm BullionVault shows orders for gold have spiked this month. Nearly 40% more Scottish residents have bought gold since the start of September compared to the same period last year.
"We think it's demonstrably linked to anxieties about what may happen ... if Scotland votes for independence," said Adrian Ash, head of research at BullionVault.
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