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A group of pranksters erect a fake passport control post on the road that crosses from England to Scotland ahead of the independence referendum on Thursday.

With Scotland's independence referendum just three days away, a group of jokers decided to lighten the tone of the debate on Monday by erecting a spoof border post at Carter Bar, the point at which the A68 highway crosses from England into Scotland.

The checkpoint was the brainwave of photographer Jon Parker Lee along with a group of English and Scottish friends.

The gang erected a barrier along with signs reading "Scottish Border Agency Passport Control", and wore high-visibility jackets to suggest they were indeed authentic border authorities.

"The debate needed a bit of a joke," Lee said.

Polls suggest the race is extremely close ahead of Thursday's vote, which will determine whether Scotland remains part of the UK or becomes an independent country in 18 months.

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