Voters go to the polls in Scotland

Voters are going to the polls in this year’s General Election.

Scotland’s political leaders will be among the first to cast their votes, with SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon voting in Glasgow and Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard in Paisley.

Scottish Greens co-leader Lorna Slater will vote in Edinburgh, while co-leader Patrick Harvie will do so later in Glasgow.

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson will cast her vote in Bearsden in West Dunbartonshire.

General Election 2019
The polls opened at 7am on Thursday (Jane Barlow/PA)

Counting will start once the polls close at 10pm.

Two yellow weather warnings have been issued for the day, one stretching from Perth, north through central Scotland, to Wick.

The other covers an area between Thornhill and Lanark.

They are in place until 10am on Thursday.

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