With just minutes to go before the polling stations close at 10pm, voter turnout appears to have been high for the historic Scottish referendum on independence, held on Thursday September 18, 2014.
Argyll and Bute's 72,000-strong electoral roll for the referendum includes within it - for the first time ever - 1,800 young voters aged 17 and 18.
The Argyll and Bute result is expected around 3.30am on Friday September 19.
Votes will be counted and verified across each of Scotland's 32 local authority areas before an overall tally of votes is undertaken at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, near Edinburgh.
An announcement of the Scotland-wide result by the Chief Counting Officer Mary Pitcaithley is expected around breakfast time on Friday, barring any recounts, challenges or other delays.
On the eve of the most momentous referendum in UK history, we travelled in beautifully warm early autumn sunshine to Inveraray and upper Loch Fyne.
The pre-referendum mood could best be summed up as 'sick of the whole thing', as many people told us.
Campaign burn-out has well and truly set in around the seat of the clan Campbell - historically one of the most fervently loyal British government aristocratic dynasties in the south-west Highlands.
After a trip yesterday to beautiful Tighnabruaich and the Kyles of Bute, today - just two days before the Scottish independence referendum – we took a stroll round the Dunoon area to assess the mood of the people.
To paraphrase that infamous phrase allegedly coined by Sir Alex Ferguson when the business end of the football season arrived - we're into 'squeaky bum time' for everyone involved in the campaign leading up to Thursday's Scottish independence referendum.
But as the clock rapidly counts down the minutes until the polling stations open their doors, what is the feeling around Argyll?
This year’s Sunset Ceremony at Dunoon's Argyll Gardens on August 28 was a great success, and organisers have plans to re-live the evening by screening a video of the event.
Dunoon’s iconic Highland Mary statue received some new headgear overnight.
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