Referendum count almost underway

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Events are almost underway for the Fife referendum count in Glenrothes.

The counting teams are ready and waiting for the boxes to arrive as polling stations get set to close at 10.00 p.m. and the first ballot box will be opened.

The Michael Woods Centre is a hive of activity with the UK’s media descending on the town.

People arriving at the centre have been greeted by supporters from both sides of the debate, the counting officer Steve Grimmond said that there has been a friendly atmosphere throughout the day.

Addressing the media he said: “I was out and about today and there was a real friendly atmosphere across the board.”

Mr Grimmond added that a slight problem with voters turning up only to be told that they were registered a postal voters had been sorted out.

The number of voters who turned out in Fife is expected at around 2.00 a.m., with the Fife result expected two hours later.