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Neighbours divided as Scotland goes to the polls

DividedNeighboursOn the eve of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Edinburgh neighbours find themselves on opposing sides of the political fence.

With less than fifteen hours to go before Scotland’s residents begin vote on whether or not Scotland splits from the rest of United Kingdom and becomes an independent country the result looks set to be very close.


As you walk through Edinburgh it’s people, cars, windows and work places are plastered with either ‘Yes’ or ‘No thanks’ stickers. With passions running high on both sides and a record 97% of the electorate expected to vote it has been hard to have a conversation lately without discussing the possible outcomes of Friday’s decision.


From speaking to supporters on both sides the common thread is that everyone wants the best for Scotland, so whichever outcome we get on Friday morning lets hope that is what we get.

Sketching an Indyref debate at the Devil’s Advocate

DA_FullRoomLast night I entered the Indyref debate as an event sketcher for The Devil’s Advocate bar in Edinburgh’s old town.


I stood in their candle lit mezzanine dinning area surrounded by invited politicians, scientists, writers, creatives and curators, listening to their passionate conversations, opinions and theories about this most exciting of times in Scotland.


Here are my sketches from an interesting evening in Edinburgh’s historic old town.

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The Devil’s Advocate Bar and Restaurant