Glasgow & West Scotland

Behind the scenes at the Kelvingrove independence debate

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and Better Together leader Alistair Darling will go head-to-head later in a live BBC TV independence debate from Glasgow's Kelvingrove museum.

The car park at the Kelvingrove, in the west end of the city, is now home to satellite trucks from TV stations from across the UK as interest in the debate grows.

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The art gallery and museum has been closed to the public ahead of the televised debate.

The two politicians will debate and answer questions from the public underneath the famous Kelvingrove organ.

Two screens in front of the podium will let the politicians see how long remains in the debate.

Television production crews have worked since the weekend to install a number of cameras and autocue machines in the hall.

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The view from behind one of the podiums where Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling will debate against each other.

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Underneath the museum's main hall, the cafe has been turned into a media station to allow journalists and broadcasters to report on the debate.

The debate will be screened on BBC One Scotland, and across the rest of the UK on BBC Two, from 20:30.

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