Scottish Independence Referendum

September 18, 2014

Edinburgh

Referendum Day

Photos 1-3:     The Mound Precinct

Photos 4-16:    Newspaper Placards and Referendum Notices

Photos 17-27:  Posters in Windows + Banners and Flags on Buildings

Small Photos          Large Photos          Campaigns and Results         All Referendum Photos

 

The Mound Precinct

Beside The Royal Scottish Academy
"Democracy in Action"

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A quiet morning at The Mound Precinct at the start of Referendum Day

The Scott Monument and the Balmoral Hotel, both in Princes Street can be seen in the background.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  The Mound Precinct

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                      Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

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Notice Board at The Mound Complex, close to East Princes Street Gardens

It was good to see "Democracy in Action" with many people taking the time to add their views.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  The Mound Precinct

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                      Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

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Notice Board at The Mound Complex, close to East Princes Street Gardens

Part of another notice board, with many considered comments added to the board.

 Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  The Mound Precinct

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                      Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

 

Newspaper Placards
and
 Referendum Notices

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The 'Yes' Campaign's Van at the Leith Street Roundabout, Picardy Place

I took this photo of the van from the upper deck of a No. 26 bus, while returning from Portobello to Edinburgh.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  'Yes' Campaign Van at Picardy Place

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                      Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

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Newspaper Headlines for Referendum Day

Most of the British newspapers came lout in favour of the 'No' campaign.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Newspaper Headlines

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                      Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

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Newspaper Headlines for Referendum Day

Glasgow's ''Evening Times' was another paper recommending a 'No' vote but the result in
Glasgow (which had a 75% turnout, the lowest in Scotland) was 'Yes' 53.5%,  'No' 46.5%

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Newspaper Headline

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                      Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

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The Scotsman

Published in Edinburgh.  -  Placard on the pavement in Leith Street

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Newspaper Placard

  Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                     Photo taken:  Sep 18, 2014

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The Scotsman

Published in Edinburgh.  -  Placards on the pavement in Dalkeith Road

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Newspaper Placard

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                      Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

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Cafe near the Town Hall at High Street, Portobello

The menu refers to the food and drink as "#Ref fuel"

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Portobello Resturant

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                          Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

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Placard and Flags for "No"

This looks to me like a 'Scottish Liberal' board being used by the 'No' campaign.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  'No' Campaign

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                          Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

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Placard and Balloons for "Yes"

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  'Yes' Campaign

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                  Photo taken:  Sep 18, 2014

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Placard and Bunting for "Yes"

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  'Yes' Campaign

  Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                     Photo taken:  Sep 18, 2014

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Advert for a free booklet produced by the 'Yes' campaign

 Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  'No' Campaign Booklet

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                    Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

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'Yes' and 'No' campaigns

Outside the Polling Place at Churchhill Theatre

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  'Yes' and  'No' Campaigns

  Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                     Photo taken:  Sep 18, 2014

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Pub Sign at Broughton Street

The referendum results were announced throughout the night.
By about 4am, it had become clear that the 'No's had won.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Pub Late Opening for the Referendum Count

  Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk    Photo taken:  Sep 18, 2014

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Fisher Picnics, Newington Road

A sign for the 'Don't Know' voters!

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Newington Cafe Sign for the Referendum!

  Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk             Photo taken:  Sep 18, 2014

 

Posters in Windows
and
Banners and Flags on Buildings

Southside, Church Hill, Grange, Abbeyhill, Newington, Broughton

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Police Box at Drummond Street.

This police box has been painted several times in recent years.
Here, it has come out in favour of the 'Yes' campaign.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Police Box at Drummond Street joins the 'Yes' Campaign

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                      Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

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Greenhill Gardens, Church Hill

A simple, clear 'No' message in the window.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  'No' Campaign Poster at Grange

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                        Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

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Abbeyhill Colonies

A 'Yes' message from Leith, seen beyond the washing in the small front garden

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  'Yes' Campaign Posters at Abbeyhill

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                        Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

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Whitehouse Loan, Grange

An attractive upper floor window at Grange.
This could make a good 'Better Together' poster for the 'No' campaign.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  'No' Campaign Poster at Grange

  Peter Stubbs   : peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk           Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

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Windows beside the

A strong 'Yes' message, beside the 'Yes Campaign' office at South Side.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  'Yes' Campaign Poster at Southside

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk             Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

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On the corner of Newington Road and West Preston Street

Near the SE corner of The Meadows

A 'Vote Yes' message on the tenements above Ladbrokes.  Is this the result that Ladbrokes were hoping for?

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  'Yes' Campaign Banner near The Meadows

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                        Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

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Dalkeith Road

A large banner supporting the 'No' campaign

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  'Yes' Campaign Banner at Dalkeith Road

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                        Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

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Flag at 'Nom de Plume' cafe, Broughton Street

A Union Jack with the blue (for Scotland) colour removed.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Flag at Broughton

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                        Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

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Flags at 'Nom de Plume' cafe, Broughton Street

The Union Jack with the blue (for Scotland) colour removed. AND the Scottish Saltire

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Flags at Broughton

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                        Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

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Flags at 'Nom de Plume' cafe, Broughton Street

Zoom-out to see the cafe as well as the two flags.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Flags at Broughton

  Peter Stubbs   email: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                        Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

 

Enlarge these 26 photos

   Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  The Mound Precinct

 

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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