POLICE have launched an investigation following reports that a number of independence referendum postal votes were offered for sale on an online auction website.
Bidders were offered the chance to buy ballot papers on the eBay site just 24 hours after postal voting packs were sent out to electors who had requested them.
The Electoral Commission also said it was aware of the incidents. Two postal ballot forms are understood to have been offered for sale yesterday, although eBay has since removed the listings from its site.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Our policing arrangements for the referendum are well in hand.
“We will respond appropriately to any issues which arise. We are investigating these incidents.”