Scottish voters decide to stay part of the United Kingdom


Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom after voters say “No” in a referendum on independence.

With all the results now in, votes against independence have reached 2,001,926, exceeding the 1,852,828 votes that were needed for a majority

More than 1.6 million Scots have so far voted for independence, with Glasgow one of the cities wishing to leave the union.

Scotland first minister Alex Salmond said that he now expected further devolution of power to Scotland to continue following the promises made for increased Scottish powers during the campaigning process.

“Scotland will expect these to be honoured in rapid course - as a reminder, we have been promised a second reading of a Scotland Bill by March 27 next year,” he said. “Not just the 1.6 million Scots who voted for independence will demand that timetable is followed but all Scots who participated in this referendum will demand that timetable is followed.”