Scotland voted to reject independence
55% to 45% vote
I think the fact that it was so close toward the end according to polling put all of Scotland in the best negotiating position. It was enough threat of independence that they got the most offers of greater autonomy and if it had looked like too little “yes” or too much no one would have bothered with any concessions.
So let’s hope it works out.
Yeah, I agree. Especially since that it was a margin of less than 400,000 votes and it was an 85% turnout. I was following the vote all night after my club meeting and went to bed after the 31st council put in (last council to announce was the Highlands which only had about 200,000 people, and at that point the “No” was ahead by 400,000)
It was extremely close for almost the entire referendum. There was a point where 6 councils hadn’t declared, Edinburgh, Fife, Moray, Highlands and a few others hadn’t announce and it was only down by 200,000 votes.
I’ve been following it on /r/Scotland and I can tell that it was extremely nerve wracking.