REFERENDUM: First ballot boxes arrive for counting

The first ballot box arrives at Easterbrook Hall
The first ballot box arrives at Easterbrook Hall

The first ballot boxes arrived at the Easterbrook Hall for the Dumfries and Galloway referendum count at 10.16pm this evening.

With a postal vote count already underway at 10pm sharp, Returning Officer Alex Haswell announced a staggering 95 percent turnout in postal voting and hinted at a high-80 percent for ballots.

Postal vote counting begins

Postal vote counting begins

The count continues.