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Scotland Decides: What To Expect, When
Updated: 8:01pm UK, Thursday 18 September 2014
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10pm Polls close and counting gets under way across Scotland's 32 local authorities.
Throughout the day, Sky News correspondents will be reporting from Scotland as voters go to the polls. This afternoon, political editor Faisal Islam reports from Holyrood, Edinburgh, handing over to Scotland bureau chief James Matthews at about 3pm. There will also be live updates on our digital platforms. Our interactive console provides statistics on all of Scotland's 32 local authorities, and as results are declared they'll be displayed here in real time. Just go to skynews.com, Sky News for iPad, or use our smartphone apps.
2am First seven councils expected to declare their results: East Lothian, Inverclyde, Moray, North Lanarkshire, the Orkney Islands, Perth and Kinross and the Western Isles.
2.30am Clackmannanshire votes declared.
3am Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, Falkirk, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling and West Dunbartonshire to declare - that will bring counting to just under half the votes to be counted.
3.30am Midlothian, Shetland, South Ayreshire, Argyll, West Lothian and East Dunbartonshire to declare.
4am Fife and Highland to declare.
4.30am North Ayrshire will declare votes.
5am Declarations expected from the Scottish Borders, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Final outcome may now be clear.
6am Aberdeen will be the last to declare.
7am: Chief counting officer Mary Pitcaithly expected to announce result from the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston outside Edinburgh.
originally posted by: ipsedixit
a reply to: intrepid
It will be very interesting to watch news footage of the "man in the street" kind in places like Glasgow and Edinburgh, or really anywhere in Scotland. I don't know if exit polls have been conducted at all. I haven't seen any mention of them.
You referenced Canada's own experience with this sort of thing. I know that in Quebec, regions like the Saguenay were and probably still are much more separatist than places like Montreal. I haven't heard much reportage on that sort of division within Scottish society.
originally posted by: TechniXcality
a reply to: alldaylong
We've had this conversation brother, I admit wiabout a doubt that is a blight on American history and if they wished to form a nation I would support it. I am only a third generation American I feel I have a right to quietly support.