Scottish Independence Referendum

September 18, 2014

Edinburgh

The Royal Mile

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

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Police Box

in the Royal Mile, at the corner of George IV Bridge and Lawnmarket
selling flags, postcards and lots of other Scottish souvenirs

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  The Royal Mile  -  Police Box on the corner of Lawnmarket and George IV Bridge

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

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2.

Man Dressed in Union Jacks  -  a 'No' Supporter

at the corner of George IV Bridge and Lawnmarket

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  The Royal Mile  -   'No campaigner on the corner of George IV Bridge and Lawnmarket'

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

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3.

Man Dressed in Union Jacks  -  a 'No' Supporter

Zoom-in on the photo above

 Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  The Royal Mile  -   'No campaigner on the corner of George IV Bridge and Lawnmarket

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

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4.

Man Dressed in Union Jacks  -  View from the Front

The man salutes, and reveals his face and some of his badges.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  The Royal Mile  -   'No campaigner on the corner of George IV Bridge and Lawnmarket

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

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Heart of Midlothian

Flowers spelling out the word 'Yes' are left on the 'Heart of Midlothian' emblem
in the Royal Mile's cobbles, close to St Giles' High Church.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  The Royal Mile  -  A Floral 'Yes' Message left on the 'Heart of Midlothian, near St Giles' High Church.

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

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Royal Mile Tenements

Flower post and a 'Yes Message' in tenements above the High Street

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  The Royal Mile  -  A 'Yes' message on tenements in the High Street

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

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The Corner of the High Street and St Mary's Street

'Yes' messages high above the Royal Mile

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  The Royal Mile  -   'Yes' messages on tenements near the junction of St Mary's Street and the royal Mile

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

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Cyclist in the Royal Mile

A cyclist pauses briefly in the Royal MIle with her 'No' messages.
She is just beyond South Bridge and approaching John Knox House

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  The Royal Mile  -  A cyclist with her 'No' messages pauses briefly just South Bridge as she cycles down the Royal Mile.

  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  -  The Royal Mile  -  Police Box on the corner of Lawnmarket and George IV Bridge

 

 

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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