First turnout figures in. 83.7 percent turnout in Orkney and 88.6 percent turnout in Clackmannanshire. Hopes of record turnout justified?
Polls close in five minutes. I understand as long as you’re in the queue by 10, you still get to vote. #indyref #ScotlandDecides
EDINBURGH, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Scotland’s independence vote
is too close to call, but the owners of hotels, pubs and
restaurants are already jubilant as thousands of journalists and
tourists descended on the ancient streets of Edinburgh.
As Scots cast their ballots in Thursday’s vote, which would
break apart the United Kingdom if Scottish National Party leader
Alex Salmond has his way, tourists shopped for whisky and tartan
in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, while the world’s media
filmed reports to beam across the world.
EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Just hours before Scotland’s independence referendum, the fate of the United Kingdom rests on hundreds of thousands of wavering Scottish voters, as opinion polls showed supporters of the 307-year union just a whisker ahead of secessionists.
In an intense final day of campaigning on Wednesday, leaders of both sides beseeched Scots to seize the reins of history in a vote that has divided families, friends and lovers but also electrified this country of 5.3 million.