Media organisations from Scotland, the rest of the UK and around the world are invited to cover the City of Edinburgh Vote Count and the Declaration Event, which is taking place on 18th September at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh.

We will have print, online and broadcast facilities on site at the Highland and Lowland Halls for around 300 media delegates. The main media centre in the Lowland Hall will be open from 12noon on 18th September until the final result is announced from the Highland Hall on 19th September.

We cannot accommodate requests for ENG cameras from foreign news outlets and camera slots can be booked with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) or Associated Press (AP).


To request accreditation at the media centre at Ingliston, please complete the form below and return it to [email protected] with a scanned copy of your official media card (e.g. NUJ) or photo ID from your news organisation. If you are working on a freelance basis with a media organisation, please send a letter of affiliation and a scanned copy of your passport or driving licence.

Scottish Independence Referendum Accreditation form.doc (37 KB)
Scottish Independence Referendum Media Information Pack (1.5MB)
Filming and Photography Protocol (315KB)
Doubtful ballots booklet (315KB)


All journalists requiring visas for the UK will be responsible for ensuring that they have the appropriate visa to enter the country. This process is separate from the process of accreditation. Please ensure that you apply for visas in good time. You can find out more details on how to apply for a visa to the UK here .