Road to referendum

If you haven't been aware, there has been one event that has captured the nation of Scotland recently - the Independence referendum. This has been a massive decision that we've all had to vote on with the simple options : yes or no. The conversations and heated debates have been ongoing for months with everyone shouting about their take on the information and statistics that we were being given. It was quite a moment in history to witness.

For me, there was one particular display of support for either side that captivated me, a silent one. From early on the in the road to referendum, windows displays were set up showing support for what they believed to be the correct path for Scotland. The Yes campaign were very clever with this - t-shirts, stickers, bags, posters, banners - the list was endless. People would buy more and adapt their window displays to be bigger and in some ways depriving homes of natural daylight. They weren't alone though, although it wasn't as immediate, the No Thanks campaign started this too - posters would get bigger, Union flags would appear long with novelty nodding Queens in one case.

The vote has been cast and the close results were in favour of staying with the United Kingdom. There was a lot of unpleasantness spoken on this journey but the silent displays were something I enjoyed - I loved people's creativity. During this time, I captured a few of these displays and it's something I'm glad I did. Below are some of my favourites as I wandered through the city.

'Garbage?' - McDonald Road, Edinburgh

'Garbage?' - McDonald Road, Edinburgh

'No UK, No Pound, Vote No' - Bothwell Street, Edinburgh

'No UK, No Pound, Vote No' - Bothwell Street, Edinburgh

'What's in Store' - Brunswick Road, Edinburgh

'What's in Store' - Brunswick Road, Edinburgh

'Aprons' - Heriot Row, Edinburgh

'Aprons' - Heriot Row, Edinburgh

'Without doubt' - York Place, Edinburgh

'Without doubt' - York Place, Edinburgh

'Flags' - Albany Street, Edinburgh

'Flags' - Albany Street, Edinburgh

'Lion Rampant' - Lower London Road, Edinburgh

'Lion Rampant' - Lower London Road, Edinburgh

'NO' (YES)' - The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

'NO' (YES)' - The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

'The Postal Vote' - Easter Road, Edinburgh

'The Postal Vote' - Easter Road, Edinburgh

'Jack's House' - Montgomery Street, Edinburgh

'Jack's House' - Montgomery Street, Edinburgh

'Blue and White' - Elgin Terrace, Edinburgh

'Blue and White' - Elgin Terrace, Edinburgh

'Hidden' - Restalrig Road, Edinburgh

'Hidden' - Restalrig Road, Edinburgh

'United' - Randolph Place, Edinburgh

'United' - Randolph Place, Edinburgh

'Balloons' - Royal Circus, Edinburgh

'Balloons' - Royal Circus, Edinburgh