Scarthin declares Independence shock, April 2012
On Sunday 1st. April, Scarthin declared its Independence from “Con Dem Britain”. Its new citizens produced a declaration of independence, a cabinet of self-elected ministers, some flags and a border control post opposite the Boat where visitors were searched for contraband and given entry visas.
The police were called by someone lacking a sense of humour but they entered into the spirit of the day and were granted a transit visa.

The event was recorded for posterity, click to view