Voting has now begun in Scotland's independence referendum.
Polling stations opened at seven o'clock this morning and will close at 10 o'clock this evening.
The result is expected to be known at around breakfast time tomorrow
Many of the people in Scotland come from rural towns and villages, where farming has a huge impact on the economy. Farming subsidies and trade has been a key battleground for local campaigners from both sides.
Jenny Longden has been speaking to two farmers with opposite views, on what they think the referendum means to The Farming Industry.
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It's the final day of campaigning for both the Yes and No campaigns, with just hours to go until tomorrow's Scottish independence referendum.
Politicians and supporters alike will be pounding the streets to speak to voters before they go to the polls.
Counting Officer for the Scottish Borders Council Area, Tracey Logan is urging voters to make sure they cast their vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum on Thursday 18 September to ensure their views are counted.
“If you are voting in person at your designated polling station on Thursday – please just take a few minutes to plan when you are going to vote. Polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm but make sure you leave plenty time before the 10pm deadline. Anyone that arrives after 10pm, by law, will not be able to vote."
- Total electorate for the Scottish Borders Council Area - 95,533
- Number of polling places in the Scottish Borders Council Area – 108
- Number of ballot boxes - 176 from polling stations, plus 22 postal vote boxes
- Number of election staff - 381 working in polling stations and 190 working at the count
- Number of postal votes issued – 14,628 (excluding postal proxy votes)
- Total postal proxy voters – 41
- Total proxy voters - 979
- Total number of registered under 18 voters in the Borders – 2,539
A Labour and trade union figure from the North of England is urging Scotland to vote Yes.
Craig Johnston, who is the former Labour Mayor of Carlisle, believes independence will “energise the debate about devolution” across the UK by encouraging a movement of power from Westminster to the rest of England.
Mr Johnston, who now works as a regional organiser for the RMT union, which backed a Yes vote next week, hopes that in an independent Scotland people who have a trade union agenda could have more influence.
He said he hopes a new constitution will implement workers’ rights and “instil a bit of fairness in the workplace”.
A festival promoting the Union between Scotland and the rest of the UK has taken place near the border, in Gretna.
As well as face-painting, music, and contributing to the Cairn, a tower of stones supporting the Union, festival goers joined up to create a No sign using the monument.
A festival promoting the union between Scotland and the rest of the UK has been held in Gretna.
Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and the Borders organised the Brit Rocks concert.
Musicians from around the world played for No supporters beside a stone monument featuring messages of support for the Union, called the Hands Across the Borders Cairn.
The First Minister of Scotland met with Yes campaigners in Dumfries today.
He is touring Scotland by helicopter in the lead up to Thursday's referendum on Scottish Independence.
He stopped for pictures and hugs on the Devorgilla bridge with supporters.
The referendum campaign for Scottish independence has been heating up for both sides in the South of Scotland today. First Minister Alex Salmond met with yes voters in Dumfries this afternoon, as a festival promoting a positive union took place close to the Border. Jenny Longden reports.