As the one-year anniversary of the Scottish Independence Referendum approaches, ITV Border looks back at the often fraught NO campaign.Read the full story ›
It's now almost a month since the referendum vote in Scotland. It aroused strong passions on both sides - It strained friendships and in some cases divided families.
So, as the dust settles, are people putting those differences behind them or have they become more entrenched?
Tim Backshall has been to meet two well-known campaigners who had very different views during the debate.
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.
The polls for the Scottish Independence Referendum are open on Thursday until 10pm.Read the full story ›
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.