South Scotland

By-election under way for Scottish Borders Council seat

Scottish Borders Council Image copyright Google
Image caption The votes will be counted at council headquarters

Voting has started in a by-election for a seat on Scottish Borders Council.

Seven candidates are seeking to represent the Selkirkshire ward on the local authority.

Polling stations across the area are open from 07:00 to 22:00 with the contest decided by the Single Transferrable Vote system.

The count will take place at council headquarters in Newtown St Boswells on Friday with the result expected before lunchtime.

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