Scotland Votes Nay :(
The result is in and Scotland has voted Nay to Independence.
I am so so disappointed being a Scottish resident who voted yes. This was our one chance to make a difference, risk a chance to make Scotland better for ourselves, the one vote in our life time which will count for more than anything we ever vote for. But the scare tactics have won and decided the vote on 55%-45%. A close result but not a happy one for Yes voters. At least I can say I am a part of Glasgow who voted Yes. Maybe one day the rest of Scotland will realise you need to take a risk to achieve something better.
Here’s some photos from throughout the historic night in Scotland.
George Square, Glasgow.
Leader of the Better Together campaign, Alistair Darling, gave a rallying speech in Glasgow.
It was a long night for counting staff.
A vote counter in Edinburgh.
As the counting proceeded through the night, Scots stayed up in anticipation.
A teenager climbs up the Sir Walter Scott statue in George square, Glasgow, to hang a Saltire flag.
Excited Scots seen in George Square, Glasgow.
The world awaited results, including Scots based in Hong Kong.
Deputy First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon reacts to results.
As the results trickled in through the night, there was much to celebrate for No campaigners.
No supporters in Glasgow.
Some weeped with relief.
Pro-union supporters celebrate results in Glasgow.
Relieved No campaigners in Glasgow.
It was a different story for Yes supporters.
A Yes campaign supporter in the Scottish referendum walks through George Square in Glasgow (left), a Yes supporter reacts to results outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh (right).
No supporters take a nap whilst waiting for results in Glasgow (left), whilst Yes campaigners take in the news of their defeat in Glasgow (right).
Many dejected supporters of independence consoled each other.
George Square, Glasgow.
Yes vote campaigners outside the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh.
Yes supporters in Edinburgh.
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This Yes puppy looks on forlornly.
Scottish Yes campaigners gather in George Square.
Sky News’ Kay Burley takes a break during a hard night of reporting.
A blear-eyed David Cameron looked relieved on Friday morning when speaking in front of Downing Street.
Eyes cast down, First Minister Alex Salmond delivers a speech to supporters in Edinburgh.
A lone figure waves her flag over the skyline of Glasgow, as the city wakes up to margin of 55/45 to stay in the 307 year old Union