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Scotland's referendum vote is underway, and photographers have been capturing the quiet scenes of Scottish residents casting their ballots. Far removed from the fiery rhetoric of televised debates, a bloodless revolution could be taking place. Supporters from both the Yes and No camps have posted signs, played bagpipes and poured tea while voters gathered at polling stations to cast their history-making ballots.

Below are 10 photos we've collected illustrating scenes across the country.


AP/Paul Hackett

A man plays bagpipes outside a polling station in Edinburgh.

AP/Matt Dunham

Supporters of the Yes campaign demonstrate outside in Edinburgh, waving at passing motorists.

AP/David Cheskin

Meanwhile, those looking to keep Scotland in the U.K. hold signs for the No camp just nearby.

AP/Matt Dunham

Children, unable to vote, play with foam fingers given out by the Yes campaign outside the gates of a primary school in Edinburgh.

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First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond poses for photographers outside one of the polling stations in Strichen.

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Voters make their way toward a polling station in Edinburgh...

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... and are greeted by signs from both sides.

REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

A woman carries tea from a nearby house to the Coulags caravan polling station, in the Scottish Highlands.

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Voters leave a station in Strichen.

REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

A voter leaves a polling station in The Braes area on the Isle of Skye.

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