First minister Alex Salmond is urging north-east voters to back the SNP as the final countdown to the European elections begins.
The Aberdeenshire East MSP was on the campaign trail in Inverurie yesterday to lend support to SNP candidate Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh.
The pair chatted to residents in the centre of the town yesterday morning.
Europe goes to the polls on Thursday and two new opinion polls suggest that the fight for Scotland’s sixth seat could be a two horse race between the SNP and UKIP.
Mr Salmond said: “As this campaign enters its final stages, today’s polls confirm that in Scotland voters are faced with a straight choice between Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh and Nigel Farage’s UKIP for Scotland’s sixth seat.
“The intolerant message that UKIP is peddling has no place in Scotland.”