Scotland rejects independence as 55% vote "No"

Scotland voted to remain in the UK after an independence referendum that put the future of the 307-year-old union on a knife edge and risked years of political and financial turmoil.

19th September, 2014
Polling firms found a way to tap deep-pocketed commercial clients for election polling during the Scottish independence referendum in September 2014. Pic: Getty

Scotland voted to remain in the UK after an independence referendum that put the future of the 307-year-old union on a knife edge and risked years of political and financial turmoil.

After counting through the night, 55 per cent of Scottish voters supported the “no” campaign compared with 45 per cent who backed independence. The pound surged ahead of the result, which gave the Better Together campaign a wider margin of victory than suggested in...

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