Yes, No, Mibbee

On September 18th of this year the electorate of Scotland will go to the polls, to answer with a simple, or some may believe not-so-simple Yes or No, the question “Should Scotland be an independent country?”

I’m intrigued to meet the people who believe so passionately about their answer to that question that they are prepared to brave the best and worst of Scottish weather to take their opinion to their fellow public. Whether it be knocking on doors in a wind swept Blantyre in late evening, or standing on the litter strewn pavements of Partick on a Thursday afternoon, I want to see the campaigning, the soliciting of views, the exchanges of conversation in action. I want to meet the people who come September 19th, whatever the outcome, can wake up and say, “Well, I did my bit.”

– Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

 

Yes Scotland campaigner laughs off the comments from pro-Union passerbys, in Govan, Glasgow. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2014, all rights reserved.

Yes Scotland campaigner laughs off the comments from pro-Union passerbys, in Govan, Glasgow. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2014, all rights reserved.

 

Better Together campaigner Kirk, distributing leaflets in Rutherglen, Glasgow. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2014, all rights reserved.

Better Together campaigner Kirk, distributing leaflets in Rutherglen, Glasgow. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2014, all rights reserved.

 

Better Together campaigner man a stall, near the statue of  Donald Dewar in Buchanan Street, Glasgow. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2014, all rights reserved.

Better Together campaigner man a stall, near the statue of Donald Dewar in Buchanan Street, Glasgow. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2014, all rights reserved.

 

Yes Scotland campaigners distribute leaflets in Partick, Glasgow. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2014, all rights reserved.

Yes Scotland campaigners distribute leaflets in Partick, Glasgow. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2014, all rights reserved.

 

Yes Scotland campaigner updates his Twitter feed whilst  distributing leaflets in Partick, Glasgow. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2014, all rights reserved.

Yes Scotland campaigner Patrick updates his Twitter feed whilst distributing leaflets in Partick, Glasgow. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2014, all rights reserved.

 

Geraldine, a Better Together campaigner distributing leaflets in Rutherglen, Glasgow. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2014, all rights reserved.

Geraldine, a Better Together campaigner distributing leaflets in Rutherglen, Glasgow. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2014, all rights reserved.

 

Better Together campaigners distribute leaflets in Rutherglen, Glasgow. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2014, all rights reserved.

Better Together campaigners, Richard, Geraldine and Kirk, distribute leaflets in Rutherglen, Glasgow. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2014, all rights reserved.

 

Better Together campaigner checks names on the voters role, while distributing leaflets in Rutherglen, Glasgow. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2014, all rights reserved.

Better Together campaigner Richard checks names on the voters role, while distributing leaflets in Rutherglen, Glasgow. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2014, all rights reserved.

 

Margaret and Liz, campaigners for Yes Scotland distribute leaflets in Blantyre, Glasgow. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2014, all rights reserved.

Margaret and Liz, campaigners for Yes Scotland distribute leaflets in Blantyre, Glasgow. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2014, all rights reserved.

 

Many thanks to the campaigners of Yes Govan, Yes Kelvin, Yes Rutherglen, and Better Together for graciously allowing me to photograph.

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert can be contacted on Twitter.

Click here to see Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert’s website, and more independence referendum images can be seen on his blog.

All images are available to licence from Getty Images.

 

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