Bride says Yes twice

Bride Debbie Farquharson said Yes twice on her wedding day: Yes to fiancé Jon Wartnaby and Yes to an independent Scotland.

Debbie pinned her colours to the mast by being photographed with her Yes board before heading to the registry office to take her marriage vows. She also promised to campaign for a Yes vote in the 2014 referendum.

She said: "Coming from a family that has always supported independence for Scotland, posing in my wedding dress with the Saltire flying above just seemed the natural thing to do. The picture will definitely be going in our wedding album and will take pride of place – well, next to the ones of Jon and myself."

Debbie, 40, from Inverness and Jon, 43, originally from Cambridge, met at a Starbucks coffee shop in the Highland capital four years ago and it was literally love at first sight.

They were married at Inverness Registry Office and the picture was taken at the home of Debbie’s parents, Jim and Jennifer Farquharson, just before they left for the ceremony.

Jim and Jennifer are life-long supporters of Scottish independence.

Debbie said: "I have been in favour of an independent Scotland since I was a child when I was being pushed around in my pram at the Bannockburn marches in the 70s.

"Both Jon and I have signed the Independence Declaration and I very much support the Yes Scotland campaign because I want Scotland to have the opportunity to make decisions about our own future."


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