Someone Set Up A Passport Control Checkpoint On The Scottish Border

September 18, 2014

A vision of things to come?


If you were driving past Carter Bar near Jedburgh on Monday morning you might have bumped into the very first ‘Scottish Border Agency’ checkpoint.

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Jon Parker Lee / Via

The hastily-erected barrier is due to open on 19 September, the day after the independence referendum poll.

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Jon Parker Lee / Via

Except it’s actually the work of Manchester-based photographer Jon Parker Lee who says he did it to try and take some of the anger out of the debate: “We’re not making a point for either side. We’ve staged this together as a group of Scots and English.”

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Jon Parker Lee / Via

It’s not exactly clear how Scotland and the rest of the UK could maintain separate immigration policies without patrolling the border between the two countries. Though despite apparent warnings from some politicians passport checks remain *highly* unlikely.
Still, always worth planning for every eventuality.

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Jon Parker Lee / Via

 And the team behind it found the world’s most stereotypically Scottish man to try it out. It’s not clear whether he made it through to the other side of the border.

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Jon Parker Lee / Via

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