Fifers head to polls for EU referendum

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Polling stations have opened across Fife for today’s EU referendum.

Staff will be on duty at 181 polling stations across the Kingdom until the doors close at 10.,00 p.m.

The Kingdom has some 292,000 eligible voters who will be asked to decide whether the UK remains in the EU - or leaves.

The papers will be counted at the Michael Woods Sports Centre in Glenrothes, and Fife’s decision is expected to be announced around 4.00 a.m. on Friday.

The overall UK decision is not expected until around breakfast time tomorrow.

An army of 700 staff will be on duty in Fife to ensure the referendum runs smoothly.

Polling stations have been set up in a wide range of church halls, leisure centres and community centres.

>> We will be covering the Fife count live through tonight into tomorrow (Friday) morning until the local result is announced. You can read updates on www.fifetoday.co.uk and if you are on Twitter follow @FifeFreePressEd.