Friday, September 19 2014
BBC Scotland reports this morning that Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters decisively rejected independence. With the results in from all 32 council areas, the "No" side won with 2,001,926 votes over 1,617,989 for "Yes", which translates to 55% for the Union and 45% for an independent Scotland.
Alex Salmond 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.Today of all days as we bring Scotland together, let us not dwell on the distance we have fallen short, let us dwell on the distance we have travelled and have confidence the movement is abroad in Scotland that will take this nation forward and we shall go forward as one nation." David Cameron said: "The people of Scotland have spoken and it is a clear result. They have kept our country of four nations together and like millions of other people I am delighted."
For Argyll and Bute the vote turned out as follows: NO 37,143 (58.52%) and YES 26,324 (41.48%). The turnout was 88.21%. I've read somewhere that the turnout on Jura was 100%. If and when the results from Islay are published I will update this post. In the meanwhile you can follow live updates here
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