Many residents straddling both sides of the border express concern about the possibility of a formal split between Scotland and England in the event of a yes vote in next year’s referendum on Scottish independence. Sept. 9 marked the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden, a bloody defeat of the Scottish by the English in 1513.
Sept. 5, 2013 Framed by an overcast sky, a rider pauses during an open-air dedication of remembrance as he takes part in the Flodden Border Relay in Kelso, Scotland. Riders took part in relays between border towns, carrying a flag during an event to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden, the bloody defeat of the Scottish by the English that took place Sept. 9, 1513, and claimed thousands of lives. Toby Melville/Reuters Buy Photo