A look at daily life on the two isles as the Sept. 18 referendum nears on the country’s independence from Britain.
May 13, 2014 Callum Macleod dyes wool at the Harris Tweed Hebrides Company in Shawbost in Stornoway, Scotland. Sales in one of Scotland’s last cottage industries are soaring, with Japan, Russia and Germany being some of the largest international importers of the cloth. A referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country will take place on Sept. 18. Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images Buy Photo