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Updated: Scotland says No Thanks to independence


Scottish voters rejected independence 55% to 45% in a referendum that saw a record number of the electorate turnout to cast their ballots.

Polling figures across Scotland showed an average 85% turnout for the

Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon were key figures behind the failed Yes campaign.

Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon were key figures behind the failed Yes campaign.

independence referendum from the country’s 32 constituencies, edging turnout numbers from the 1940s and 1950s.

The No campaign started strongly winning comfortable majorities in Clackmannanshire and Orkney.

But the Yes camp were able to reduce the deficit by securing large margins in the pro-independence strongholds of Dundee and Glasgow.

Although the victories in these areas was not enough and the No campaign were able to declare victory after results from Fife projected a clear Unionist win.

Prime Minister David Cameron was delighted with the result and promised a balancing of powers for Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom.

He said: “Now it is time for our United Kingdom to come together and move forward.

“A vital part of that will be a balanced settlement, fair to people in Scotland and, importantly, everyone in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.”

First Minister Alex Salmond called on Scots to accept the results of the referendum, but expected further devolved powers to be granted to theScottish Parliament at Holyrood.

He said: “The Unionist parties made vows late in the campaign to devolve more powers to Scotland. Scotland will expect these to be honoured in rapid course.”


Total: No (2,001,926) , Yes (1,617,989)


Clackmannanshire: No (19,036), Yes (16,350)

Orkney: No (10,004), Yes (4,883)

Shetland: No (9,951), Yes (5,669)

Western Isles: No (10,544), Yes (9,195)

Inverclyde: No (27,329), Yes (27,243)

Renfrewshire: No (62,067), Yes (55,466)

Dundee: No (39,880), Yes (53,620)

West Dunbartonshire: No (28,776), Yes (33,720)

Midlothian: No (33,972), Yes (26,370)

East Lothian: No (44,283), Yes (27467)

Stirling: No (37,153), Yes (25010)

Falkirk: No (58,030), Yes (50,489)

Angus: No (45,192), Yes (35,044)

Dumfries: No (70,039), Yes (36,614)

East Renfrewshire: No (41,690), Yes (24,287)

East Dunbartonshire: No (48,314), Yes (30,624)

Aberdeen: N0 (84,094), Yes (59,390)

North Lanarkshire: No (110,922), Yes (115,783)

Perth and Kinross: No (62,714), Yes (41,475)

Glasgow: No (169,347), Yes (194,779)

North Ayrshire: No (49,010), Yes (47,072)

Scottish Borders: No (55,553), Yes (27,906)

South Ayrshire: No (47,247), Yes (34,402)

East Ayrshire: No (44,442), Yes (39,762)

South Lanarkshire: No (121,800), Yes (100,990)

West Lothian: No (65,682), Yes (53,342)

Edinburgh: No (194,638), Yes (123,921)

Argyll & Bute: No (139,788), Yes (114,148)

Aberdeenshire: No (108,606), Yes (71,337)

Moray: No (36,935), Yes (27,232)

Highland: No (87,739), Yes (78069)

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