Scottish Independence – Campaigning

With the vote only a few days away on 18th September, campaigning on both sides has been stepped up. Campaigners have been engaging with the people to present the facts to them in a logical and professional manner. 

For the benefit of visitors from outside Scotland, it is good to give them an idea of how campaigning is being conducted on the streets of Scotland. 

While in a town centre, I watched the two sides campaigning. The two sides are the ‘Better Together’ campaigning for the Union and the ‘Yes Scotland’ campaign supporting an Independent Scotland.

Below are some images from the campaign.

Better Together

Better Together campaigners

The Better Together campaigners in the streets. The faces are blanked out, as the woman on the right became aggressive at the photograph being taken.

MP’s Jim Murphy and Michael McMahon

The Better Together campaigners had Labour MP’s Jim Murphy and Michael McMahon speaking in favour of retaining the Union.

‘Yes Scotland’ Campaign

‘Yes’  

The ‘Yes Scotland’ campaigners had a more colourful presence in the street and attracted a lot of attention. The correct blue for the Saltire (Scottish flag) is a sky blue colour (Pantone 300 or #0065BD as hexadecimal web colours) and not the dark blue found on the Union Flag.  

‘Yes’ Campaigner and MP Jimmy Hood

MP Jimmy Hood is the Labour MP for the area. The above picture shows a ‘Yes Scotland’ supporter greeting him.

MSP Christina McKelvie

Member of the Scottish parliament, Christina McKelvie was also present to speak to the voters and pose for photographs with them.

‘Yes’ fire engine

The ‘Yes Scotland’ campaigners have been touring the country with a blue fire engine. 

The outcome will be known after 18th September. 

Further Information

Better Together

Yes Scotland

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5 thoughts on “Scottish Independence – Campaigning

  1. jmgoyder September 14, 2014 / 11:24 am

    This is fascinating, Jane!

    • janeslog September 14, 2014 / 3:32 pm

      It can get quite nasty at times but I have managed to avoid any trouble except that woman getting aggressive.

      We are being threatened now if we vote ‘Yes’ by the banks who are threatening to leave an independent Scotland, the supermarkets who say the price of food will rise, the Government who will not let us have Sterling.

      In the 1970’s Professor Gavin McCrone wrote a report on the implications of an Independent Scotland. It predicted that Scotland would become as wealthy as Switzerland with wages being 30% better than in England.

      It was not published and kept secret until 2005 when it was published under the Freedom of Information Act.

      I know how I will be voting. I won’t be bullied.

  2. tootlepedal September 15, 2014 / 11:11 pm

    I am with you. The yes campaigners may be be a bunch of sunny optimists but the noes fill me with depression at how little they listen to what they themselves are saying. I shall be an optimist on Thursday.

    • janeslog September 16, 2014 / 8:10 am

      The ‘Yes’ people are more fun than the ‘No’s’.

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