Scottish election 20212: Anxious wait for candidates as Fife starts two-day count

A two-day voting marathon is set to get underway in Fife to decide the region’s next MSPs.

By Allan Crow
Friday, 7th May 2021, 8:11 am

Candidates won’t know who has won the Kingdom’s five seats until late on Saturday afternoon.

The Scottish election count will also be held over two venues in Glenrothes - Michael Woods Sports Centre and Rothesay House.

Anecdotal reports suggest a high turnout of voters with a steady stream of people arriving at many venues well into the evening.

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Polling closed at 10:00pm last night, and the counting process will get underway at 9:00am.

The Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituencies will be counted at Rothesay House this morning.

Votes for the north-east Fife constituency will be counted at the sports centre.

Candidates standing in Dunfermline and Mid-Fife and Glenrothes will have to wait until Saturday to discover if they have won.

The regional list vote will also be counted at the sports centre on Saturday.

Results are not expected until late afternoon on both days.

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