Scottish Independence Referendum

September 18, 2014

Edinburgh

The Scottish Parliament

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'Yes' Campaign Van

This yes campaign van received a cheer as it passed the crowds outside
The Scottish Parliament (in both directions) on Referendum Day.

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

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

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"Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes"

Campaigners stand with their banner, beside one of the shallow pools outside The Scottish Parliament.
On the right is a supporter of Independence for the Catalans, wearing his red and yellow striped shirt.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Outside the Scottish Parliament  -  Four supporters of the 'Yes' Campaign and one supporter of Independence for the Catalans.

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

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Man Dressed in Union Jacks  -  a 'No' Supporter

Zoom-in on the photo a bove

 Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Outside the Scottish Parliament  -  A supporter of Independence for the Catalans

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

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A Silent 'No' Supporter

The dog sat patiently amongst the campaigners

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Outside the Scottish Parliament  -  A Silent 'No' Supporter

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

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A Silent 'No' Supporter

The dog sat patiently amongst the campaigners

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Outside the Scottish Parliament

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

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'Yes' and 'No' Supporters

These two took take a rest between spells of seeking support from the audience in front of The Scottish Parliament.

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

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

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'Yes' and 'No' Supporters

There was friendly rivalry between these two as they
sought support from the audience for their campaigns.

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

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

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Honk if you're a 'YES'

This young supporter encouraged the passing motorists to hoot,
and got a good response from passing motorists

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Outside the Scottish Parliament  -  Hoot if you're a 'Yes'

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

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Honk if you're a 'YES'

This young supporter responded to hoots from the passing motorists

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Outside the Scottish Parliament  -  Hoot if you're a 'Yes'

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

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10.

Honk if you're a 'YES'

This was, no doubt, one of the cars that hooted.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Outside the Scottish Parliament  -  Hoot if you're a 'Yes'

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

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United We Stand

A proud supporter of 'Better Together' stood outside The Scottish Parliament, holding his banner.

Photos taken in Edinburgh on voting day in the  Scottish Indepemdence Referendum on 18 September 2014  -  Outside the Scottish Parliament

  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  -  Outside the Scottish Parliament

 

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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