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Scotland says 'No' to independence from UK after historic vote


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Scotland says 'No' to independence from UK after historic vote

Scotland has voted to reject independence and stay in the United Kingdom.

The final result saw unionists win the historic referendum by a clear margin of 55 percent to 45 percent, after a very high turnout of 84 percent.

Just over two million people voted “No” to independence, while more than 1.6 million people backed a breakaway from the UK.

Our live updates on the vote have now closed. Review the key events as they happened in our coverage below.

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In summary


  • * The outcome wasn’t quite as close as some had predicted, but was fairly tight nonetheless. With 55.3% voting ‘No’ and 44.7% voting ‘Yes’, Scotland decided to reject independence and stay in the United Kingdom.

  • * The official overall turnout was 84.5%

  • * In the capital Edinburgh: turnout was 84.4%; the ‘No’ vote won

  • * In the most populous city, Glasgow: turnout was 75%; the ‘Yes’ to independence vote won

  • *Alex Salmond, First Minister, leader of the SNP and of the ‘Yes’ campaign received a resounding ‘no’ from his own constituency.

  • *British PM David Cameron said “political leaders on all sides of the debate now bear a heavy responsibility to come together and work constructively … for each and every citizen of our United Kingdom.”


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