Gillipaw's Journal

By Gillipaw

Scotland Decides : The Referendum

A look at the Front Pages this morning. Anticipation, tension, everyone is talking about it, encouraging each other to make sure they vote.

I passed by four Polling Places, two in Pollokshields, two in Shawlands. All had a steady stream of voters heading in or out. I didn't see any queues though. Shawlands Primary had the most interaction on the pavement outside, all in good humour. Several cars driving by, passengers waving large saltires and union jacks, I've never seen anything like it.

#1 drove through from Edinburgh to vote this evening. It took him 2.5 hours to get here, due to three accidents. He said many of the bridges along the M8 had people waving flags and banners. I know a couple of students who missed classes in Aberdeen this afternoon, to drive to Glasgow to vote, heading back this evening.

22.55, the count has begun, and Scotland now waits. Declaration expected sometime between 06.30 and 07.30 tomorrow. There are many partying through the night with breakfast to finish. Others went to bed early evening and plan to get up around 2 am.

We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, for auld lang syne. (Burns)

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