Polling stations were remarkably quiet in Dundee, according to party campaigners, despite warm, dry weather for most of the day.
A total of 122 polling stations opened up across the city for voters to have a say in the future government of Scotland.
However, even Thursday’s summer-like weather wasn’t enough to lure many voters down to cast their vote in the Holyrood election with candidates and campaigners reporting a low turnout in many parts of the city.
One local candidate said he felt voters would see the result as a foregone conclusion, given the soaring success of the SNP in pre-election opinion polls, and decide not to bother voting.
However, others hoped voters used their second vote, which elects regional members, to help provide a “rainbow of colour” in Holyrood’s chamber.
SNP supporter Helen Howie, 47, spoke to The Courier at DISC shortly before voting.
She said: “My family are all SNP. We’re both votes SNP and I wouldn’t want to see anyone else running things.
The other parties have had their chance. We’re hoping that Nicola (Sturgeon) wins again and that we win locally too.”
Elderly couple Neil and Tristiana Brown, who have been married for 63 years, were also throwing their support behind Ms Sturgeon’s party and said: “We’re both voting SNP.
“Labour have made a bit of a mess of it. We’re hoping for another big SNP win. I think they will certainly do it.”
But one middle-aged voter, who asked not to be named, said: “I get really ticked off when they keep bringing up the referendum.
“It’s very disrespectful to the 55%. I’ve travelled from Elgin just to vote today and I very much hope the SNP do not win.”
For full coverage of the election, see Friday’s Courier.