Kelso’s Springwood Park is venue for Referendum count

The count for the Scottish independence referendum will take place at Springwood Park in Kelso overnight on September 18/19.

The council and its partners have been working on plans for several months.

Scottish Borders Council chief executive and local counting officer, Tracey Logan, said: “We have chosen Springwood Park as the location for the Borders’ count centre as it has the required space and facilities to ensure we can provide the most efficient count possible.

“Although the count will not be open to the public – our team will be working throughout the night to ensure the public are kept up to date with key stages of the count via our website and social media channels.”

Ms Logan is reminding voters that they must be registered to cast their vote. Young people can also vote if they are aged 16 or over by September 18. Registration must be completed by September 2. For more information, visit

A drop-in session for young voters is also being held in Market Square in Galashiels on August 23, from 11am till 4pm, where the council’s electoral registration officer Mark Dickson will be on hand to help them register or answer any other questions they may have.

Mr Dickson can be contacted on 01835 825100 or by emailing:

Meanwhile, members of the public who would like to work on polling day either at a polling station or the count are being invited to complete an application form which is available from or by calling 01835 826502.

Completed application forms should be emailed to