Scottish Independence Referendum

September 18, 2014

Edinburgh

The 2 days before Referendum Day

Photos 1-8:     South Side

Photos 9-17:    Around Edinburgh

Small Photos          Large Photos          Campaigns and Results         All Referendum Photos

South Side

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1.

Notice on the wall at Arthur's Cafe, South Side Community Centre, 117 Nicolson Street

Staff at Arthur's Cafe entered into the spirit of the referendum campaigns
when they created this notice announcing that the Cafe would be closed on Referendum Day

Photos taken in Edinburgh on the two days leading up to the Scottish Referendum Vote on 18 September 2014  -  Notice on the wall of Arthur's Cafe, South Side Community Centre, 117 Nicolson Street

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                       Photo taken:  September 17, 2014

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2.

Placard outside Scales Music Shop, St Patrick Square

Erected by the 'Yes' campaign.  Modified by the 'No's
with an appropriate 'What If'' advert on the bus in the background.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on the two days leading up to the Scottish Referendum Vote on 18 September 2014  -  Plackard outside Scalyes Music Shop, Nicolson Street, and a passing Bus

  Peter Stubbs  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk      Photo taken:  Sep 17, 2014

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3.

Placard outside Scales Music Shop, St Patrick Square

Erected by the 'Yes' campaign.  Modified by the 'No's
with an appropriate 'What If' advert on the bus in the background.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on the two days leading up to the Scottish Referendum Vote on 18 September 2014  -  Plackard outside Scalyes Music Shop, Nicolson Street, and a passing Bus

  Peter Stubbs  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk       Photo taken:  Sep 17, 2014

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4.

'Yes' Poster and 'Yes' Saltire at South Side

In the tenements above 'The Greenmantle' Pub
on the corner of Nicolson Street and West Crosscauseway

Photos taken in Edinburgh on the two days leading up to the Scottish Referendum Vote on 18 September 2014  -  'Yes' Poster annd 'Yes' Saltire at Souh Side.

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk             Photo taken:  Sep 17, 2014

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5.

Windows of tenements above 'Starbucks Coffee', South Side
 on the corner of Nicolson Street and East Crosscauseway

Photos taken in Edinburgh on the two days leading up to the Scottish Referendum Vote on 18 September 2014  -  'No' Banner and 'No' Posters on Tenement above Starbucks on the corner of Nicolson Street and East Crosscauseway, South Side

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                        Photo taken:  September 17, 2014

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6.

Windows of tenements above 'Starbucks Coffee', South Side
zooming-out on the photo above.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on the two days leading up to the Scottish Referendum Vote on 18 September 2014  -  'No' Banner and 'No' Posters on Tenement above Starbucks on the corner of Nicolson Street and East Crosscauseway, South Side

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk        Photo taken:  Sep 17, 2014

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7.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on the two days leading up to the Scottish Referendum Vote on 18 September 2014  -  Posters and Flower Boxes in Tenements at Nicolson Street, South Side

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                      Photo taken:  September 17, 2014

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8.

Posters and Flags on Tenements at Nicolson Street, South Side

Photos taken in Edinburgh on the two days leading up to the Scottish Referendum Vote on 18 September 2014  -  Posters and Flags on Tenements at Nicolson  Street, South Side

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                      Photo taken:  September 17, 2014

 

Around Edinburgh

Easter Road, Newhaven, Muirhouse
Marchmont, Portobello, Waverley, Newington

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'Yes' Campaign offices on the corner of Easter Road and Montgomery Street

I found the slogan on the colourful 'Yes' poster "Together we can create a better Scotland"
to be a little confusing when the 'No's were campaigning under the slogan "Better Together"

Photos taken in Edinburgh on the two days leading up to the Scottish Referendum Vote on 18 September 2014  -  'Yes' Campaign Offices on the corner of Easter Road and Montgomery Street

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                          Photo taken:  September 16, 2014

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10.

Window in the Tenements at Starbank Road, Newhaven

Photos taken in Edinburgh on the two days leading up to the Scottish Referendum Vote on 18 September 2014  -  'Aye' on a window in the Tenements at Starbank Road, Newhaven

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                        Photo taken:  September 16, 2014

Posters and Window Boxes in Tenements at Nicolson Street, South Side

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11.

Neighbours at Muirhouse Green,  North Edinburgh

One says 'No' (twice);  the other says 'Yes' (5 times)

Is that a 'lucky black cat' between the 'No' posters?

Photos taken in Edinburgh on the two days leading up to the Scottish Referendum Vote on 18 September 2014  -  'No' and 'Yes' Posters at Muirhouse Green, North Edinburgh

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk            Photo taken:  Sep 16, 2014

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12.

Neighbours at Marchmont Crescent

One says 'Yes';  the other says 'Maybe'!

Photos taken in Edinburgh on the two days leading up to the Scottish Referendum Vote on 18 September 2014  -  'Yes' and 'Maybe' Posters at Marchmont Crescent, South Side

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                       Photo taken:  September 17, 2014

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13.

Message on a House at Portobello

     Photos taken in Edinburgh on the two days leading up to the Scottish Referendum Vote on 18 September 2014  -  Message written beside the Front Door on a house at Portobello

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                           Photo taken:  September 16, 2014

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14.

A Supporter of the 'No' campaign
presents his case outside Register House at the East End of Princes Street

You may have to enlarge this photo to read the campaigner's message.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on the two days leading up to the Scottish Referendum Vote on 18 September 2014  -  No supporter outside Register House at the East End of Princes Street.

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk       Photo taken:  Sep 16, 2014

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15.

Large Wooden 'Yes' sign in a tree at Gilmerton Road, Liberton

I also saw a similar large  'Yes' notice in a tree in north Edinburgh.
 The tree was in Davidson's Mains Park, overlooking Queensferry Road.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on the two days leading up to the Scottish Referendum Vote on 18 September 2014  -  A large wooden 'Yes' sign in a tree at Gilmerton Road, Newington

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk       Photo taken:  September 17, 2014

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16.

Large Wooden 'Yes' sign in a tree at Gilmerton Road, Liberton (again)

Photos taken in Edinburgh on the two days leading up to the Scottish Referendum Vote on 18 September 2014  -  A large wooden 'Yes' sign in a tree at Gilmerton Road, Newington

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                      Photo taken:  September 17, 2014

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17.

 Small 'Yes 2014' Sticker  attached to a 'No Waiting' Sign, Gilmerton Road, Newington

I expect some of these stickers will remain on display around Edinburgh for some time yet.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on the two days leading up to the Scottish Referendum Vote on 18 September 2014  -  'Yes 2014' sticker on a 'No Waiting' sign at Gilmerton Road, Newington.

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                      Photo taken:  September 17, 2014

 

Enlarge these 17 photos

   Photos taken in Edinburgh on the two days leading up to the Scottish Referendum Vote on 18 September 2014

 

Referendum Campaigns

The photos below were all taken on he two days leading up to the Scottish Independence Referendum on September 18, 2014.

Travelling around Edinburgh before and during the Referendum, I found considerably more posters on display for the 'Yes' campaign, and came across more 'Yes' campaigners than 'No' campaigners in the streets.

That's reflected in the proportion of 'Yes' and 'No' photos that I took.

However, the result of the referendum was a win for 'No'  by 55% to 45%.

Referendum Results

In the run-up to the referendum, most opinion polls had predicted a win for the 'No's by about 52% to 48%.

However, the 'No's won by a slightly wider margin.

The result was:

Whole of Scotland: Turnout 84.6%    Votes:  'Yes': 45%    'No'  55%

Edinburgh:               Turnout 84.4%    Votes:  'Yes': 39%     No'  61%

This page from 'The Guardian' web site shows the Referendum turnout figures and votes cast in each of the 32 Scottish local government areas.

Peter Stubbs:  September 20, 2014

 

 

Scottish Independence Referendum Photos

A.

Edinburgh  Before the Referendum                        Larger photos

B.

Around Edinburgh  Referendum Day                                 Larger photos

C.

Edinburgh Royal Mile  Referendum Day             Larger photos

D.

Scottish Parliament  Referendum Day                  Larger photos

E.

Visitors to Edinburgh  Referendum Day              Larger photos

All  Referendum Photos - Thumbnail Images

 

 

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