Angus MacNeil, SNP candidate for Na h-Eileanan an Iar (pictured above in South Uist at the start of this week), has urged everyone to prepare for polling day tomorrow (Thursday 12th December.)

With forecasts predicting colder weather and the shorter days at this time of year this polling day will be very different from the normal early summer elections.

Mr MacNeil said:“With only about 6.5 hours of daylight and the risk of inclement weather it is important to plan how and when you will get out to vote.

“Polling stations are open from 7am – 10pm and I would urge people to vote as early as possible and not wait until later when darkness and falling temperatures could cause problems.

"For those with transport please consider whether neighbours may need lifts to the polls.

“Finally if you are a football fan and are planning a night watching Scottish teams in Europe on the TV remember to vote early and good luck to both Scottish teams!”

UK Parliament election December 12th

Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency

Alison MacCorquodale is the Labour Party candidate

Angus MacNeil is the Scottish National Party (SNP) candidate

Neil Mitchison is the Liberal Democrat Party candidate

Jennifer Ross is the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate