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Scottish independence: voting day dawns

By Jay Elwes  

Radical Yes posters in Leith. © Jay Elwes

It only seems right that on the day of this historic referendum, the weather in Scotland’s capital was almightily grim—grey, overcast, drizzle in the air. During the night someone, possibly the council, had come along to remove the “Yes” stickers that had been applied to the statue of Robbie Burns on Constitution Street, in Leith, the port town at the north eastern edge of Edinburgh.

But it’s all done now. No more…

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