Scotland has decided to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum which was concluded Friday, September 19, 2014
The Scotland Referendum has been rounded up and Scots have said a resounding “No” to becoming independent.
The final decision was revealed today, September 19, 2014, when 55% of Scots voted to remain part of the United Kingdom.
This decision prevented the collapse of a 307-year union that forms the very foundation of the UK.
Only four Scottish constituencies voted in favor of independence but some good has come out of the scenario as more powers will now be devolved on the nation.
The secession campaign was spearheaded by Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond who urged his kinsmen to embrace a new state.
His argument was that Scotland could exist on its own without interference from London-based leaders because of its extensive oil reserves and high levels of ingenuity and education.
Salmond however accepted defeat saying that the “No” vote is “a triumph for the democratic process and participation in politics.”
British Prime Minister David Cameron has also reacted to the result. He said:
“Like millions of others, I am delighted.” “It would have broken my heart to see our United Kingdom come to an end.”
According to Sky News, Queen Elizabeth II is expected to give a statement on the results this afternoon.