Scottish dance music falls foul of polling station protocol

Who would ever have thought Scottish country dance music would be considered political?

But with feelings in the independence referendum running high, paranoia struck new levels at the polling station in Plockton.

Charlie G MacRae, presiding officer for the village for many years, kept to his usual polling day routine by bringing along recordings of his favourite Scottish dance music to help him pass the hours in Plockton Hall.

But for one elector, it seems the sounds of Jimmy Shand and company was too much to bear. A complaint was made to Highland Council HQ, suggesting that the music might be influencing voters, and Charlie was promptly instructed to turn off his stereo!