Scottish independence: Do I get a vote in the referendum?

A polling station

On September 18th, voters in Scotland will be asked "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

Be informed

Scotland's Future graphic

Go to the BBC's Scotland's Future page for analysis, background and explainers.

And, after years of debate, it will finally come down to whether voters put their crosses next to "Yes" or "No".

But what happens if you're on holiday, turning 16, or studying in Scotland on referendum day?

Will you get a vote in the referendum?

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I'm turning 16 on September 18th, do I get a vote?
birthday candles

For the first time in Scotland, 16 and 17-year-olds will get to vote in the referendum.

As long as you were born on 18 September 1998 or before, and live in Scotland, you can have your say on Scotland's future.

For those of you turning 16 on September 19th, sorry, but you'll have to wait for a while to cast your first vote.

But then, at least you won't have to spend any of your birthday inside a polling station.

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I'm moving to Scotland soon, do I get a vote?
For sale house signs

Yes, as long as you have your keys by 2 September.

That's the deadline for registering to vote so, if you have moved in by then, you can register to have your say in the referendum.

That's assuming, of course, that you're 16 or over and meet a few other requirements.

If you do, why not have a joint housewarming/referendum party?

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I live in Scotland but I'm going to be on holiday on September 18th, do I get to vote?

People might leave Scotland on holiday in September in a desperate search for a bit of sun.

If that's you then, don't worry, you will still be able to vote. You have two options....

  1. You can organise a postal vote to send away before you leave.
  2. Or, you can get someone you trust to vote for you by proxy.
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My undergraduate course in Scotland starts in September, do I get a vote?
St Andrews students

Most undergraduate courses at Scottish universities start or restart in mid to late September, so students might miss the 2 September registration deadline.

If, outside of term time, your home address is in Scotland, it would be best to be registered there so you can definitely vote when referendum day comes, even if it's by post or proxy.

If you live outside of Scotland, then you have to move in to your university accommodation in Scotland by 2 September if you want to vote.

It might not be the highlight of your freshers' week, but it is important.

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I've lived in Scotland all my life, do I need to register to vote?
Jonathan Watson


Whether you've just moved to Scotland, or were born there when Sean Connery was still in nappies, everyone needs to be registered to vote in the referendum.

You can find out more about registering to vote from the Electoral Commission. Even if you think you're registered, it's best to check.

Whatever your situation, if you're eligible to vote, make sure you don't miss out on one of the biggest decisions in Scotland's history.

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    Sundown on Hampden 21:46:


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    Kieran Smith and Anthony Fowler

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    Sunset over Pacific Quay
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    Boxing schedule 21:11: Via Twitter Keir Murray BBC Sport Scotland

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    Clegg on 'daunting' win 21:02:

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    Libby Clegg and guide runner Mikail Huggins

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    BBC At The Quay

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    Libby rings bells 20:29: Via Twitter

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    Joe Ham on his way to victory
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    BBC Sport

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    Gold for Scotland! 20:03:

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    Libby gold
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    Tony Watt signs for Standard Liege

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    Swimming blank 19:28:

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    Hannah Miley was unable to add to her gold and bronze so far at Glasgow 2014 as she finished fifth in the 800m freestyle.

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    Neil Fachie

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    Burton Hampden bound 18:59: Via Twitter

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    Euan Burton

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    Scots to watch 18:50:

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    Please note that online coverage is only available to viewers within the UK.

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    Watch Reporting Scotland 18:31:

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    Lawn bowls: Scotland v Kenya 18:22: BBC Sport Scotland

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    Watch Games' action 18:11:

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    Boxing: Round of 16: Men's round of 16: Light fly, bantam, welter and middleweight contests

    Swimming heats and finals: Men's heats: 50m freestyle / 1500m freestyle / 200m backstrokeWomen's heats: 50m backstroke / 200m butterfly

    Hockey: Wales v Scotland: Men's preliminary round

    Please note that online coverage is only available to viewers within the UK

    Taps aff 17:52:

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    Taps aff sign

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    Jolly hockey Scots 17:42:

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    Scotland 2 Wales 0 screen grab
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    James Sneddon

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    Games' auction opens 17:37: Via Twitter

    @catrionarenton tweeted this picture.


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    More than 10,000 lots are available with items from all 17 sports being added every day to the auction website.

    Hailing shale 17:33:

    Scotland may contain "significant" shale oil and gas resources that could provide an economic boost if successfully exploited, according to a report.

    An expert group set up by the Scottish government said it believed the controversial resources could be extracted safely.

    Oil drilling

    And it did not believe there were any major technological barriers to creating an industry.

    However, environmental groups say the report raises a number of serious concerns.

    Fire service accused 17:26:

    The Scottish Fire and Rescue service faces a trial accused of a number of health and safety breaches following the death of a firefighter in Edinburgh five years ago.

    Ewan Williamson died in July 2009 after becoming trapped while tackling a blaze at the Balmoral Bar on Dalry Road.

    The Fire and Rescue Service denies three charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act, including a failure to prioritise the 35-year-old's rescue.

    A further hearing is scheduled for 9 September at the High Court in Glasgow, with the trial expected to last 12 weeks.

    Scotland's gold rush 17:19: Via Twitter

    @BBCScotlandNews tweets: Scotland's #Glasgow2014 gold rush in pictures

    Gold medal winners

    Man in court over pensioner attack 17:08:

    A 23-year-old man has appeared at Edinburgh sheriff court following an alleged attack on an 85-year-old woman in her home in Edinburgh earlier this month.

    Robert Buczek is charged with assault to severe injury, danger of life and attempted murder. No plea or declaration was made and he was remanded in custody.

    Road closed 17:00:

    Traffic Scotland tweets: #A87 *CLOSED* in both directions due to RTC near Sconser on Skye, road is expected to be closed for a number of hours.

    Traffic Scotland A87
    Sore feet 16:58:

    @poulton41 tweets: Rest day for us in Glasgow. Very sore feet. 50k coming out of Hampden and 50k going in. Trying to find some free space on the changeover.

    Shooting bronze 16:45:

    Scotland have another medal on the board as Jen McIntosh takes bronze at the women's Women's 50m rifle prone final at Carnoustie.

    The rifle shooter fails to repeat her gold medal win of the 2010 Delhi Games and finishes third behind New Zealand's Sally Johnston and South Africa's Esmari van Reenen.

    Messi Marshall 16:41: Clive Lindsay BBC Scotland news website

    Bryan Quinn, Carol Duncan and I are with you now for the long haul until after the Glasgow 2014 action finishes for the day.

    Give us your thoughts and pictures #ScotlandLive, by email or by text on 80295.

    Lionel Messi

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    Alex Marshall

    While a magician in his own right, Tatty isn't exactly as diminutive as the Argentine football maestro. What famous sportsman have you been incongruously compared to?

    Wet Wet Wet in the sun 16:38: Via Twitter

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    It's no sweet little mystery that they can't stop singing Angel Eyes.

    Watch the action 16:36: Via Twitter

    @BBCScotlandNews tweets: #Glasgow2014 Day Five - up later:

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    Fresh from the Tour 16:35: Via Twitter

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    Mystery withdrawal 16:15: Kheredine Idessane BBC Scotland

    Mystery still surrounds the surprise late withdrawal of British champion Allan Smith from this morning's high jump competition.

    Allan Smith

    Team Scotland have confirmed there's been no doping violation but are declining to release any further details on the reasons why Smith failed to compete.

    His brother, David, did but failed to qualify for the final. However, Ray Bobrownicki is through to tomorrow's final after clearing 2m20.

    Women's hockey: Scotland v Wales 16:14: Via Twitter
    Foster's gold 16:11:

    Paul Foster is a four-time world indoor bowls champion but says taking gold for Scotland at Glasgow 2014 along with Alex Marshall is the highlight of his career.

    The Troon man his partner eased to victory by 20-3 over Muhammad Hiziee Abdul Rais and Fairul Izwan Abd Muin of Malaysia.

    Alex Marshall and Paul Foster

    "The bowls Alex played in the semi-final was truly amazing and unbelievable and he's a credit to the sport and today I said to myself 'I'm going to help the big man today'," Foster told BBC One.

    "You want to put a performance in for the final and I certainly did and Alex played a lot of cracking shots as well. We were both on song today.

    "I had said to myself that winning my first gold medal in Melbourne, nothing can take that away, but this is the highlight of my career. To win a gold medal in your home country is just phenomenal.

    "It is very emotional and I'll take this to my grave."

    Olympian returns 16:08: Via Twitter

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    Murder inquiry latest 16:04:

    A photo has been issued of Stephen McGowan, the 23-year-old who died of serious injuries in a common close in Greenock on Sunday, as Police Scotland appeal for witnesses.

    Stephen McGowan

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    Scottish gymnasts in action 16:02: Via Twitter

    @ScottishGymnastics tweets: Competing on rings for @Team_Scotland will be Liam Davie, Frank Baines, Dan Keatings & Dan Purvis.

    Are they checking #ScotlandLive? 15:54:

    BBCScotlandNews tweets: Royal fans - Harry, Kate and William join the crowds at the #Glasgow2014 Games

    Prince Harry, the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge look at her mobile

    What is the Duchess of Cambridge looking at on her phone? Could she be checking #ScotlandLive? If so, hi Kate!

    Scottish medal hope 15:47:

    There could be another Scottish medal this afternoon as the Women's 50m rifle prone final is due to start.

    Jen McIntosh

    Defending champion Jen McIntosh can become only the third Scottish woman to win four Commonwealth Games medals. Interestingly, her mum, Shirley, is one of the other two.

    Travel update 15:39: BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    Games organisers have confirmed that extra shuttled buses are currently on their way to Hampden to help clear queues of people at the athletics sessions.

    Royal guests spotted 15:31:

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived for #glasgow2014.

    Prince William and Kate

    Prince William and Kate were seen at the SECC Hydro, where artistic gymnastics is being held this afternoon.

    Have you spotted any well known faces around the city? Tweet us #ScotlandLive with your pictures.

    Hot Tatty 15:17:

    Alex Marshall has won the world indoor bowls title a record five times, but the 48-year-old was bubbling with delight at winning pairs gold with Paul Foster at Glasgow 2014.

    "Obviously over the moon, but I must say Paul Foster was absolutely relentless the first 10 ends," the Tranent man known as Tatty told BBC One.

    Paul Foster and Alex Marshall celebrate

    "It is the best leading performance I've ever seen since I've been bowling since eight year old. He was absolutely awesome and made it quite easy for myself.

    "That's the third gold medal I've had in the pairs and I'm unbeaten in 12 years at the Commonwealth Games, but this is one of the highlights of my career. In front of your home support, you can't beat that."

    Your best moment 15:13: Via Twitter

    @handasdad has tweeted us with their best memory of Glasgow 2014 so far.

    #ScotlandLive - my best moments were Ryan Burton gold and his celebratory leap and Chris Sherrington's roar. Great!

    Send us your thoughts using #ScotlandLive on Twitter.

    Medal table update 14:59: Via Twitter BBC Sport Scotland

    tweets: After bowls success, @Team_Scotland are on their highest gold medal tally for a Commonwealth Games. #Glasgow2014

    medal table
    Ahmed through to last 8 14:58: Keir Murray BBC Sport Scotland

    tweets: Scotland's Aqeel Ahmed is through to last eight of 49kg boxing. Beat Kenyan Keya in every round. Faces Indian Laishram on Wednesday evening.

    Bowled over 14:57:

    Paul Foster and Alex Marshall are multiple bowls world champions at singles and pairs, both indoor and out, but they are unlikely to have shared a prouder moment than winning Commonwealth Games gold in front of their home crowd.

    Alex Marshall and Paul Foster celebrate

    The celebration from Tranent "Tatty" Marshall was more subdued than his last-bowl win over England in the semi-final, but he and his partner from Troon showed their delight as they confirmed their status as the world's best men's pair.

    They will be in the spotlight worldwide like never before, their runaway victory over Malaysia in the final creating a new Games record of 12 golds for Scotland.

    We await the medal ceremony.

    Inspiring a new generation 14:40:

    For years, Glasgow 2014 organisers have been talking about the importance of inspiring a new generation to participate in sport. Well, you can't get much more inspired than the Brown family from Aberdeen.

    Brown family

    Twins Ollie and Caleb, aged four, and their wee sister Phoebe, two, have been recreating big moments from almost every sport in the Games from the comfort of home, including table tennis, above, cycling, triathlon, rugby, lawn bowls and weightlifting, all lovingly filmed by mum Aly and dad Dave.

    Watch all the Browns' sporting action here.

    Golden bowls record 14:24:

    Scotland achieve a record haul of 12 gold medals at a Commonwealth Games after bowlers Paul Foster and Alex Marshall win the men's pairs, thrashing Malaysia 20-3 in the final.

    The multi-world champion pairing were 17-0 up before their opponents managed a point at Kelvingrove.

    Sportscotland director of high performance Mike Whittingham said: "I am absolutely delighted to see Alex Marshall and Paul Foster secure Team Scotland's 12th gold medal of the Games, breaking the previous best gold medal haul from Melbourne in 2006.

    "Alex and Paul have dominated world bowls over the last few years and to add another Commonwealth title to their collection, especially one as historic as this, is extremely fitting."

    Scotland on verge of gold 14:17: Via Twitter Rhona McLeod BBC Scotland

    Gorgeous day at @Glasgow2014 lawn bowls pairs final - @Team_Scotland on verge of winning historic 12th gold of Games.

    Scotland in lawn bowls final
    Papua New Guinea athlete charged 13:45:

    A weightlifter competing at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is due to appear in court charged with sexually assaulting a man.

    Papua New Guinea athlete Toua Udia, 22, was arrested by police in the east end of Glasgow on 21 July.

    He denied a sex attack charge over an incident involving another man in a toilet at a Tesco store on Dalmarnock Road, near the Athletes' Village.

    He is due to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

    Hammer it home 13:43: Kheredine Idessane BBC Scotland

    All three Scots in the men's hammer competition are through to tomorrow's final.

    Mark Dry was particularly impressive, going through with the third longest throw of 71m 62in. Chris Bennett and Andy Frost qualified in seventh and ninth place respectively for the 12-man final tomorrow night.

    Scottish minimum wage considered 13:28:

    An independent Scotland would consider introducing a minimum wage that would rise in line with the cost of living, the SNP has said.

    Scottish bank notes

    The party said it would set up a commission to consider a Scottish minimum wage which would rise "at least in line with inflation".

    The SNP has estimated that 150,000 people could be better off under the proposals.

    But Scottish Labour accused the SNP of promising "jam tomorrow".

    Athlete charged 13:04: The Evening Times

    tweets: NEWS: Games athlete charged with sex assault in Glasgow supermarket

    Read the full story here.

    Hockey victory 12:46: Via Twitter BBC Sport Scotland

    tweets: .@Team_Scotland's #hockey men beat #Wales 4-3 in a thrilling encounter! #Glasgow2014

    Muir amazed by Hampden roar 12:42:

    Scottish 1500m runner Laura Muir has reacted following her qualification for the Commonwealth Games final tomorrow. She finished third in her heat this morning.

    "It's absolutely amazing," Muir tells BBC Sport. "Usually I can pick out my mum and dad quite easily, but I'm not sure I can with all the flags here."

    We will remember them 12:37:

    The Royal British Legion has started an online campaign to gather tributes to every Commonwealth serviceman and woman who died in World War One.

    world war one soldiers

    A total of 1,117,077 service personnel from the British Empire died in the war, which began 100 years ago this year.

    The Every Man Remembered database allows people to commemorate relatives or someone they knew, or find a person for whom no-one has yet left a tribute.

    Muir progresses 12:28:

    Scotland's Laura Muir has qualified for the next stage of the Women's 1500m. She finished third in her heat at Hampden, with a time of 4:05.19.

    Ready for bowls? 12:20:

    It is nearly time for Scotland's gold medal match with Malaysia in the lawn bowls at Kelvingrove.


    Men's Pair Paul Foster and Alex Marshall will be hoping to add even more success for Team Scotland.

    You can watch the match from around 12:45 on the BBC Sport website.

    Dinosaurs 'unlucky' 12:09:

    Dinosaurs were wiped out by an asteroid impact when they were at their most vulnerable, according to a new study.


    Dr Steve Brusatte, of Edinburgh University, said sea level rises and volcanic activity had made many species more susceptible to extinction.

    Maclean through 11:56: Kheredine Idessane BBC Scotland

    Inverness's Jason Maclean is through to the final of tonight's Para sport 100m. He was second fastest in his heat in a time of 12.96, just a hundredth outside his personal best.

    Hammond fails to qualify in shooting 11:43:

    Scotland's defending champion Jon Hammond has failed to qualify for the men's 50m prone final, reports BBC Scotland's Heather Dewar at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre.

    He could only manage 11th place in the qualifiers. Aberdeen's Neil Stirton is through in eighth place with a score of 618.3.

    Hammond won four medals in Delhi four years ago, making him the most successful Scot at a single Games.

    Coming up 11:41: John Beattie BBC Scotland

    Join me on Radio Scotland at midday when we'll be talking all things Glasgow 2014.

    Rosefelo Siosi from the Soloman Islands may have been lapped three times in the 5,000m heats at the weekend, but he was cheered over the line by 40,000 fans at Hampden. Everyone loves a trier, right?

    We'll also be discussing Englishman Steve Way's amazing performance in the marathon just a few years after giving up the fags and fast food.

    You can listen live here.

    Unis 'must elect more women' 11:27: Jamie McIvor BBC Scotland education correspondent

    Scottish universities should appoint more women to their governing bodies or be forced to do so, according to the National Union of Students.

    St Andrews University

    NUS Scotland says the boards are dominated by men and the proportion of women is far too low.

    Read my full story here.

    Shooting disappointment 11:26: Via Twitter BBC Sport Scotland

    tweets: Disappointment for @Team_Scotland 's Alan Ritchie and Alan Goodall - both fail to qualify for final of the Men's 50m Pistol.

    Clegg wins heat 11:13: Kheredine Idessane BBC Scotland

    Scotland's Paralympic silver medallist Libby Clegg ran the fastest time in the world this year as she qualified for tonight's Para sport 100m final. She easily won her heat.

    Clegg and her guide Mikhail Huggins ran with a superb time of 12.23 seconds - just outside her personal best.

    The final takes place at Hampden at 20:00 tonight.

    Your pictures 11:06:

    Peter Wilson from Cambridge emailed this atmospheric Highland shot. He said: "Having driven through the night, I arrived in Glen Affric about 04:30 just in time to see the mist lifting off the pine woods ahead of a day of stunning weather."

    Glen Affric
    'Unexplained' death in Dundee 10:58:

    Police are investigating after a man was found dead near a busy Dundee road.

    Riverside Road, Dundee

    The body of the 40-year-old was discovered by a dog walker at about 09:00 on Sunday at the rear of the sports pavilion off Riverside Drive.

    Going for gold 10:50:

    The Scottish gold medal haul currently stands at 11, equalling the best ever Games total.

    That record could be broken this afternoon when lawn bowls pair Paul Foster and Alex Marshall play Malaysia in the final, which should get under way around 12:45.

    Scotland's lawn bowls team

    The Scottish duo enjoyed a thrilling win over England's Sam Tolchard and Andy Knapper at Kelvingrove yesterday. If you missed it, it's well worth watching the closing stages again.

    Driving to Hampden? 10:43: Via Email

    Most people will probably be using public transport, but Stephen Porteous has emailed us with some advice for those travelling to Hampden Park by car.

    He says: "If you're going to the athletics and live on the south side, drive to Patterton or Whitecraigs (free parking) - 12 mins to Mount Florida by train from there. Sorted."

    The Vic and Hoy show 10:34:

    Sir Chris Hoy is currently in conversation with BBC Radio 5 Live's Victoria Derbyshire as part of BBC at the Quay.

    Chris Hoy on BBC at the Quay

    You can watch them chat live online.

    Rally of the Games? 10:29:

    Watch as Nigeria's Segun Toriola produces a stunning defensive display to win a 41-shot rally against Singapore's Ning Gao, in the second match of the men's team table tennis semi-final at Glasgow 2014.

    Segun Toriola
    Watt to leave Celtic? 10:21:

    Tony Watt may be on his way to Belgium, and Motherwell hope to sign a defender from Derby.

    Tony Watt scores against Barcelona

    Read all the latest gossip from Scottish football.

    Murder inquiry 10:10:

    Police have launched a murder inquiry following a post-mortem examination into the death of a 23-year-old Greenock man.

    Lynedoch Street, Greenock

    Stephen McGowan was found in a common close in Tobago Street with serious injuries at 03:20 on Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Police also ordoned off an area of Lynedoch Street, which they said was linked to the same incident.

    They appealed for information about Mr McGowan's last movements.

    Commonwealth travel - your views 10:02: Via SMS

    Derek in Port Glasgow: Typical, after a fantastic start to the games the negativity starts. My wife and I came to Glasgow on Saturday and had a brilliant day between the merchant city festival and Glasgow Green. The whole place was electric. We came up on the train from Inverclyde with absolutely no problems.

    Paul: Great day at rugby on Saturday, packed trains, as expected, no problem. Massive queue for subway to Ibrox, we were sent to shuttle bus which was empty.

    Anon: Yesterday's park and ride shambles was unacceptable, no matter how organisers try to gloss it over. All these highly paid suits should have known that Sunday would be exceptionally busy. Totally unacceptable that people who paid for rugby tickets should miss the first two matches. Catering and ladies toilets were a disorganised shambles. Yesterday's incompetence ruined the Games for too many.

    More buses promised 09:55:

    Glasgow 2014 organisers have promised more shuttle buses to avoid the delays that marred the first day of athletics at Hampden Park.

    Queues outside Hampden

    Hundreds of spectators waiting at park and ride centres missed the start of proceedings on Sunday afternoon.

    And there was further frustration as large queues formed at the turnstiles and streets around the stadium.

    The athletics continues at Hampden today.

    Front pages 09:51:

    Glasgow 2014 continues to dominate the front pages of Scotland's newspapers.

    Scotland's front pages

    The Daily Record leads with a picture of 13-year-old Erraid Davies, who is the Commonwealth Games' youngest ever medallist, and the headline: "Too pool for school".

    Meanwhile, the Scottish Sun leads with judo guru Billy Cusack leading Scotland to Commonwealth Games glory just minutes after hearing his father had died.

    The Scottish Daily Mail leads with a full-page picture of the yesterday's men's marathon on the streets of Glasgow and talks of the city's "Super Sunday".

    See all the front pages here.

    Commonwealth travel - your views 09:35: Via SMS

    Doug from Ayr: I am due to be at athletics on Friday evening and chose to book the park and ride at Silverburn which were advised to do. As they say it is not rocket science. They know how many people are booked so they must be able to work out how many buses are needed.

    Anon: They've had years to organise this. Totally inept.

    Anon: Park and ride at Eurocentral this morning. Absolutely perfect. Straight on.

    John in Glasgow: The transport getting to various places is a shambles. No one knows how to get anywhere, empty buses are shocking. We will get pointless apologies and nothing will change. Great sport, rubbish organisation.

    Peter in Glasgow: Great time at Velodrome yesterday and no problem with trains. Hampden tonight, so I hope the park & ride is sorted.



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