Scotland rejects Independence

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People view a large screen at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh after Scotland rejected independence.

UPDATE: With two councils still to declare, the ‘No’ campaign has exceeded its target of 1,852,828 votes, and has won the referendum. The people of Scotland have voted to reject independence and remain part of the United Kingdom along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


As at 06:30 GMT, with 26 out of 32 councils having declared their result, 54% of voters have given their support to the ‘No’ campaign, expressing their desire to stay part of the United Kingdom.


By 06:15 the “No” campaign had 1,397,077 votes with the “Yes” campaign on 1,176,952.

Scotland’s Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, told the BBC that she will feel “Deep personal and political disappointment” if there’s a ‘No’ vote, and with only 6 councils yet to declare a result, that is looking very likely.

 Councils yet to declare are Edinburgh, Fife, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Moray and Argyll & Bute.


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