Scottish Independence: Windae ref flatmates split

Lisa Woo and Jocelyn Hannah's banners have created a stir. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Lisa Woo and Jocelyn Hannah's banners have created a stir. Picture: Ian Georgeson

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THE battle for Scottish independence has been played out on a Marchmont window as two school friends showed their allegiances.

The impending referendum has split the flat down the middle after staunch No voter Jocelyn Hannah stuck a “No Thanks” banner in the living room window.

Flatmates 'Lisa Woo and Jocelyn Hannah are split when it comes to Scottish independence. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Flatmates 'Lisa Woo and Jocelyn Hannah are split when it comes to Scottish independence. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Her flatmate, Lisa Woo, retaliated by crafting a Yes sign using wrapping paper and pinning a mask of First Minister Alex Salmond in her window.

Not to be outdone, Jocelyn then printed out large letters spelling out “No Thanks” – tagging on a banner which states “We used to be friends”.

Jocelyn, a music teacher, said: “There are lots of banners up by people voting Yes so I thought I would put something up as I am 100 per cent No.

“Lisa was undecided at first but then I put the poster up and I think she went for the Yes banner mainly to wind me up.”

The 27-year-old added: “I will be retaliating.”

Passers-by have been seen stopping to photograph the window display, but everyone has been taking it “in good humour”, said Jocelyn.

The pair met when they were at James Gillespie’s High School but did not become close friends until they bumped into each other again two years ago.

Lisa, 26, who works as a product developer, said: “I’ve been back and forth between Yes and No until recently, as I was listening to what people had to say.

“Jocelyn has been very vocal about it and teased me that I would have to move out if I voted Yes.

“It’s been a bit of fun as we can laugh about it together.

“I think we will still be friends afterwards.”

The tongue-in-cheek row is ongoing with both women plotting their next moves.

Lisa added: “It’s her move next but I’ve got something up my sleeve.”