Scottish Independence Referendum

September 18, 2014

Visitors to Edinburgh
from other lands seeking independence

-  Frisia, Flanders, Catalonia and Sardinia

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Visitors from

Frisia

A coastal Region of NW Netherlands and NW Germany

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Visitors to Edinburgh walk towards The Meadows

The man has a Frisian flag draped over him.  His 'Yes' bag can be seen through the flag.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Visitors from Frisia

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

 

Visitors from

Flanders

Seeking Flemish independence from Belgium

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The Flanders Flag

A group of youths, one carrying the Flanders Flag, wait for the traffic as they cross London Road,
and head towards the Scottish Parliament  close to The Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Visitors from Flanders

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

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The Flanders Flag

Another view of the group of youths, one carrying the Flanders Flag, waiting to cross London Road.

 Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Visitors from Flanders

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

 

Visitors from

Catalonia

North-East Spain

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Visitor from Catalonia

Wearing the 'Yes' T slogan.  He was one of a
 group making their way up the Royal Mile.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Visitor from Catalonia

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Photo taken:  September 18, 2014

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Passing the Scottish Parliament

Campaigners supporting independence for Catalonia, and wearing Catalonian flags
pass the side of The Scottish Parliament building near the foot of The Royal Mile.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Visitors from Catalonia

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

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Catalonian Independence Plea

One of the Catalonian visitors presents his case outside The Scottish Parliament.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Visitor from Catalonia

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

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Visitors from Catalonia make their way up The Royal Mile

Some were on foot, others in the car.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Visitors from Catalonia

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

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8.

Visitors from Catalonia make their way up The Royal Mile

Don't be fooled!  The car was doing about 5mph.  The camera was panned to create an impression of speed..

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Visitors from Catalonia

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

 

Visitors from

Sardinia

Italian island in the Mediterranean

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9.

The Sardinian Flag

Here we zoom in to see some of the detail on the Sardinian flag
being carried up the Royal Mile.

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

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

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10.

Sardinian Banner

The supporters of Independence for Sardinia paused on their way up The Royal Mile
at the junction with North Bridge to set up their banner on the tables outside 'The Inn on the Mile'.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Visitor from Sardinia

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

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Sardinian Banner

The banner is being carried up The Royal Mile, approaching South Bridge.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Visitor from Sardinia

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

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Sardinian Supporter

A Sardinian supporter pauses outside 'The Inn on the Mile'

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Visitor from Sardinia

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

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Support for Scottish Independence

One of two Sardinian supporters with their banner at 'The Inn on the Mile'
holds up a card supporting Scottish Independence.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Visitor from Sardinia

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

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Support for Scottish Independence

The Sardinian supporter at the other end of the banner at 'The Inn on the Mile'
holds up his card supporting Scottish Independence.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Visitor from Sardinia

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

 

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   Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Visitors from Frisia

 

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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