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Dingwall count staff thanked for behind-the-scene general election efforts amid high tension


By Hector MacKenzie

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Highland Council staff in Dingwall awaiting the arrival of ballot boxes from sprawling constituencies ahead of a night of political upheaval across the country. Picture: Highland Council
Highland Council staff in Dingwall awaiting the arrival of ballot boxes from sprawling constituencies ahead of a night of political upheaval across the country. Picture: Highland Council

BEHIND-the-scenes staff at the general election count in Ross-shire’s county town have been thanked for their efforts.

Tens of thousands of votes needed to be counted from across the whole of the Highlands.

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Collating them from more than 245 polling stations is no mean feat with more than 700 staff involved during the day and overnight.

The destination for votes cast for the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross and Inverness, Skye and West Ross-shire seats was the Highland Football Academy in Dingwall, next to Ross County Football Club’s home ground.

While candidates waiting to see if they had achieved their political goals paced anxiously, a swarm of staff and volunteers were working to ensure the count’s smooth running.

Highland Council posted a picture of some earlier in the evening, stating: “Thanks to our team at the count in Dingwall who are waiting outside in the drizzle for more ballot boxes to arrive.”


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