While I intellectually was a supporter of yes, I am emotionally pleased the the great United Kingdom remains intact. More importantly it was a decision made be residents of Scotland, for Scotland. A massive turnout – over 90% in some areas.
I’ll do a fuller analysis tomorrow.
At this stage with 31 of 32 councils reporting. yes is at 44.6% and no at 55.4% so not that close. The margin is around 380,000 votes.
Three out of 31 voted yes, with the highest yes being 57.4% in Dundee City.
28 have voted no, with the highest being 67.2% in the Orkney Islands.
The closest result is Inverclyde with 27,243 yes and 27,329 no.
Not a fan of Alex Salmond. His challenge now is to be humble and lead a constructive negotiation for more devolution.
David Cameron will be relieved. He did not want to be the PM who presided over the dissolution of the United Kingdom, and it may have cost him his job if yes had won.