1 / 12


A busker's bagpipes are seen on Princes Street in Edinburgh, Scotland April 30, 2014. The distinctive sound of the bagpipes is recognised worldwide and have found their way into popular music by the likes of Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel, The White Stripes and Rod Stewart. (REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett)

Details of Scotland

Scottish separatists are closing the gap on their unionist rivals as a September independence referendum draws nearer, according to a poll. But pollster TNS said it would still be a "major task" for them to draw level in time. In a poll of 995 adults, TNS found that support for the pro-independence campaign had grown by two points to 32 percent compared with last month, while the campaign to reject independence had slipped back a point to 41 percent. In the run-up to the vote, Reuters photographer Suzanne Plunkett took a series of close-up pictures of food, drink and various objects typically associated with Scotland. (REUTERS)

Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries and follow us on Tumblr.