Published: Thursday, 18 September 2014 07:00
The polls are open for voting in the Scottish Independence Referendum, with a record turnout expected at 47 Polling Stations in the islands between now and 10pm tonight. Counting begins tonight at Lewis Sports Centre as soon as polls close, with ballot boxes being transported from the southern isles by a chartered boat across the Sound of Barra, and a chartered plane from Benbecula airport. There’s also a contingency plan for a chartered boat across the Sound of Harris in case of any technical difficulty with the plane.
Read more: Local News for Thursday 18th September 2014
Published: Wednesday, 17 September 2014 07:30
Polls open at 7am tomorrow in the Scottish Independence Referendum. There are 47 polling stations in 41 locations in the Western Isles, with several polling places housing more than one polling station. There’s expected to be a record turnout at the polls both locally and nationally, with an electorate of nearly 23,000 in the islands, of whom nearly 600 are first time voters under the age of 18. 5,125 voters have registered for a postal vote, and many ballot packs have already been returned by post. If you have a postal vote that has not yet been posted it can be taken to any polling station tomorrow between the polling hours of 7am and 10pm.
Read more: Local News for Wednesday 17th September 2014