High turnout in Girvan for independence vote

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Voters have flocked to the polls in Girvan and it’s showing no signs of letting up.

Turnout was reaching almost 60% in some polling stations as voters in the town either voted Yes or No in the Scottish Independence referendum.

At one table in the Catholic Hall 58% of people had already voted by 4.30pm with the expectation of more coming after they had finished their work.

At Girvan’s largest polling station, the South Parish Church, turnout was approaching 45% with one source saying there had been an unprecedented turnout from the Glendoune Area in Girvan.

And at the North Parish Church turnout had reached over 50% before 5pm showing the appetite among voters of all ages to have their say in a historic vote.

Polls close at 10pm so there is just under four hours to head to your polling station if you haven’t already done so.

Ballot boxes will then be returned to the South Ayrshire counting headquarters at the Citadel in Ayr with the South Ayrshire result expected in the early hours of Friday morning.