After months of build-up, tonight sees the result of the Scottish Referendum. Will Scotland stay or will they go?
That’s the question on everybody’s lips – but you may also be asking yourself how best to soak up the unfolding democratic drama. BBC1, ITV, Sky News and BBC Scotland will all be covering the event live. Here are some details to help you decide how and where to watch…
BBC1 (from 10:35pm)
Main presenter: Huw Edwards in Glasgow
Political editor: Nick Robinson
Key correspondents: Scotland 2014’s Sarah Smith; Jeremy Vine (with virtual reality graphics); Andrew Marr at the count in Edinburgh; and Andrew Neil in Westminster
ITV (from 10:40pm)
Main presenter: Alistair Stewart
Political editor: Tom Bradby
Key correspondents: Richard Edgar; Debi Edward, James Mates, Joel Hills
(On STV Bernard Ponsonby will host with Aasmah Mir)
Sky News (from 9:00pm)
Main presenter: Adam Boulton, at the court centre in Ingliston
Political editor: Faisal Islam
Key correspondents: Niall Paterson (Aberdeen); Kay Burley (in Glasgow)
(A special app for iPad and smartphone will stream results live)
BBC Scotland (from 10:00pm)
Available elsewhere in the UK via your digibox
Main presenter: Glenn Campbell
Political editor: Brian Taylor
Key correspondents: Jackie Bird, Laura Bicker
CNN (from 10:00pm)
CNN is available on Sky 506, Virgin Media 607 & Freesat 207
Main presenter: Christiane Amanpour in Edinburgh
Key correspondents: Hala Gorani & Max Foster (Edinburgh), Nic Robertson (Glasgow), Robin Oakley (Aberdeen), Erin McLaughlin (London)
On Friday, chief counting officer Mary Pitcaithly will approach a microphone at the Royal Highland Centre near Edinburgh to give the result of the referendum. Until then, an army of experts will follow every development.
10pm Polls close and ballots are collected.
1–2am Smaller authorities will start to declare their results.
Breakfast time All of the 32 authorities should have declared. Once the totals have been confirmed, Pitcaithly will step forward with a vital piece of paper in her hand…
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