Despite a quiet start, Dundee folk flocked to polling spots to vote in the historic European referendum vote throughout the day.
More than 250 council staff were on duty at 122 polling stations across the city, with voters deciding whether the UK will remain in the EU.
After the final votes are cast today — with booths closing at 10pm — a decision on whether the UK breaks away or stays is expected tomorrow morning.
However, as people were given the chance to have their say today, there was only a scattering of people spotted at polling stations visited by the Tele.
More people trickled into the stations later in the morning and the afternoon.
Among those who did head out today was Paul Lappin, 43, a civil servant from Stobswell.
He said: “I’m committed to remaining — have been for donkey’s years. Throughout the campaign I have not seen an argument that has swayed my decision.
“I will say the level of public debate in the lead-up to this referendum has been poor and some of the ideas and rhetoric I’ve had has been frightening.
“But the friends I talk to over a pint or at work have tried to inform themselves about this topic as much as they can, which is very encouraging — it’s an important decision.
“I have found there are people who know a bit about this complicated process and those who just don’t know anything. It’ll be interesting come the result tomorrow.”
Shelley McBride, 31, a midwife from Stobswell, said: “This is a really important vote and I hope those who want to remain in the EU should go out and vote. It’s been very worrying to see how close this referendum has actually been.
“I want to remain in the EU because I think it’s better to collaborate.”
Joyce and Colin Melville were out at the Douglas Community Centre to cast their votes.
Colin, 75, a retired lorry driver, said: “There has been plenty of coverage but it has all been the same arguments. And they have kept saying what they want to say, not what the people want to hear. I’m glad all this debating is over.”
As the groups of one or two people entered Clepington Primary School, a vote for the remain camp was the most popular.
Melanie McPhail, 44, an office worker, said: “Over the last five years I have taken politics a bit more seriously.
“I now take the time to watch the coverage and go out and vote.
“I’ve seen a lot of the campaign and I am going to vote out. I think there are a lot of resources and information the remain side were able to use because it is the norm.
“The leave campaign had more of a difficult time but I think it’s a good chance to change a lot.”
The turnout in Dundee West was also quiet.
Neil Anderson, 44, a carer from Menzieshill, said: “I voted to leave. It was just a gut instinct I felt when I first heard about the referendum. I listened to the debates and it was like a pantomime so I just stuck with my gut.”
Douglas Senior, 41, also from Menzieshill, said he voted to leave, adding: “My main reason is Switzerland, look at them.
“They aren’t in the EU and they’re fine so we can be too — things need to change.”
After the polls close tonight, ballot boxes will be taken from polling stations to the count headquarters at DISC.