A9 / Should Scotland be an independent country?
The A9 is the longest road in Scotland running from the Falkirk council area in central Scotland to Scrabster Harbour, Thurso in the far north. Historically it was the main road between Edinburgh and John o' Groats, and has been called the spine of Scotland. A referendum on whether Scotland should remain in the UK took place on Thursday 18 September 2014. The question asked in the referendum was "Should Scotland be an independent country?" This project looks at the topography along the A9 and identifies those people photographed within those landscape images. Those people were asked the question "What will you vote in the referendum?"
The Yes / No answers to this question were published alongside the images. For the most part these aren’t portraits of individuals (with a couple of exceptions) but a reflection on the statistical nature of politics and the balance in the relationship between people and state.
[Published in Guardian Weekend Magazine]