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Scotland pollsters 'don't really know' what vote will be

ITV News Political Analyst Professor Colin Rallings has warned that the margin of error in recent opinion polling means the potential true figure could be anywhere between a 1% Yes lead and a 10% No win.

Three polls released last night all had the No vote ahead by 52% to 48% but include a 3% buffer.

"The pollsters themselves are very concerned about the scope for a bit of a pit opening up in front of them here," he said.

"The turnout is likely to be so high [estimates suggest up to 80%] that perhaps a third of people will never have voted before in a recent election."

This, professor Rallings explained, makes it much more difficult to predict voting patterns based on previous loyalties.


Final pitch and final push from both sides of debate

On the last day of campaigning before Scotland's independence referendum the 'Yes' and 'No' sides are making their final pitch for votes.

Gordon Brown told a rally in Glasgow that No campaigners were proud of their patriotic vision of a Scotland that stays in the UK.

But at their rally, also in Glasgow, Yes Scotland campaigners insisted only independence would build a better Scotland.

Our Political Editor Peter MacMahon reports.

Hands Across The Border lights 'Beacon of Hope'

The fire was set against a backdrop of flags from all of the UK nations Credit: Hands Across The Border

The pro-union group Hands Across The Border have held a candlelit vigil to offer a 'Beacon of Hope' from their cairn at Gretna.

Supporters from Hands Across The Border watch on Credit: Hands Across The Border

A fire was lit in the centre of the cairn, as well as smaller candles across the site, to send out "a simple message of hope and unity to Scotland" ahead of tomorrow's referendum vote.

The cairn was lit up in a candlelit vigil that took place last night Credit: Hands Across The Border

Betting industry to take £25m from referendum bets

According to betting agents Ladbrokes, the Scottish independence referendum is the most popular non-sport betting event in history.

The betting industry is predicted to take a total of 25 million pounds on bets upon tomorrow's referendum outcome.

The betting industry is predicted to take £25 million from referendum bets Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Gordon Brown: 'Tell them this is our Scotland'

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been addressing the crowd at a Better Together event being held in Glasgow this morning.


Rallying cry from Yes Scotland in Glasgow

A rallying cry for Scots to "go for it" and back independence has kicked off a frenetic final day of campaigning before tomorrow's referendum.

Dennis Canavan, a former Labour MP who is chairman of the pro-independence Yes Scotland group, addressed hundreds of activists at a rally in Glasgow city centre.

He told the crowd that independence would create a more prosperous and fairer Scotland.

"When we succeed in getting that message across to the people of Scotland, we shall win that famous and historic victory. Let's go for it."

– Dennis Canavan

Politicians gather for Better Together event in Glasgow

Our political reporter Joe Pike is live-tweeting from a Better Together event in Glasgow today, as the fight to pick up undecided voters heats up.

Follow Joe on Twitter @joepike to see what is being said in real time.

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