Baku. Rufet Ahmadzadeh – APA. Four million Scottish people will take part in the independence referendum which is expected to produce a turnout as high as 90%.
The voting that started at 10 am this morning will continue till 22:00, APA reports quoting BBC News.
Voters will answer "Yes" or "No" to the referendum question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" With 4,285,323 people - 97% of the electorate - registered to vote, a historically high turnout is expected. A Yes vote at the end of a hard-fought campaign will bring an end to the Union of the United Kingdom that has stood for 307 years.
The remote nature of some Scottish regions also means bad weather could delay the receipt of ballot boxes at counting centers, in turn delaying the national result. Helicopters and boats are being used to transport ballot boxes to counts in areas such as Argyll and Bute.