Independence Debate, Independence Referendum

NO WINS REFERENDUM: Fife result puts No over the line

Published: Fri 19 Sep 2014

Independence Referendum, Referendum

SCOTLAND will remain within the union after the No campaign's victory in Fife handed it an unassailable lead in the referendum. Needing just over 85,000 more votes to guarantee the win Fife's voters backed

No win predicted; Salmond and Cameron react

Published: Fri 19 Sep 2014

First Minister Alex Salmond has praised the public for their support of the Yes camp as No closes in on victory.

THE First Minister and Prime Minister have responded to predictions that the No campaign is heading for a 55% to 45% win in the independence referendum. With just three council areas left to declare, including

Ayrshire votes for No

Published: Fri 19 Sep 2014

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NORTH, South and East Ayshire have all voted for No in the referendum. North Ayrshire, which was the first of the three to declare, saw No post a near 2,000 vote lead (49,016 to 47,072). South Ayrshire

Glasgow votes Yes in independence ballot

Published: Fri 19 Sep 2014

Independence Referendum, Scotland Decides

GLASGOW has given its backing to independence campaigners in the referendum. Yes secured a 53% share of the vote with a vote of 194,779. The No campaign secured 169,347 votes (47%) with 538 ballots spoiled.

Surprise results in Labour and SNP heartlands

Published: Fri 19 Sep 2014

Pupils voted no in referendum

NORTH Lanarkshire and Perth & Kinross voters have gone against traditional party loyalties in the independence vote. North Lanarkshire, a traditional Labour heartland, voted 115,783 to 110,922 in favour

No 150,000 votes ahead with half of councils declared

Published: Fri 19 Sep 2014

Independence Referendum, Scotland Decides

THE No campaign is almost 150,000 votes ahead of Yes with more than half of the council areas declared. Many of the biggest population areas have yet to declare but as things stand, with 17 of the 32 votes

Five more declare - four for No, one for Yes

Published: Fri 19 Sep 2014

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DECLARATIONS are beginning to come in more swiftly. In the last 20 minutes five areas have declared, with four in favour of No and one voting for Yes. Midlothian (56%), West Lothian (62%), Stirling (60%)

Renfrewshire votes for No

Published: Fri 19 Sep 2014

Referendum posters in Inverness.

RENFREWSHIRE has voted in favour of a No vote in the independence referendum. Almost 120,000 people voted (117,612) with 62,067 voting for No and 55,466 for Yes. Seventy-nine papers were rejected. The

Dundee votes for Yes with 57% to 43% split

Published: Fri 19 Sep 2014

Independence Referendum, Scotland Decides

DUNDEE became the first council area to declare for Yes in the independence referendum. The city voted 53,620 votes to 39,880 in favour of independence. Turnout was 93,593 (78.8%) with 92 spoiled papers.

Just 86 votes separate Yes and No in Inverclyde

Published: Fri 19 Sep 2014

Independence Referendum, Referendum

ONLY 86 votes separated Yes and No in Inverclyde, with No winning by the slenderest of margins. Out of 54,601 votes, No secured 27,329 votes, with Yes getting 27,243. Twenty-nine ballots were spoiled.

Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar votes No

Published: Fri 19 Sep 2014

Votes can be cast between 7am and 10pm today.

THE public have voted 53%-47% in favour of No in the independence referendum in Eilean Siar. Yes gained 9,195 votes with No securing 10,544. Nineteen votes were rejected as spoiled. The turnout was 86.

No wins in Shetland with 64% of vote

Published: Fri 19 Sep 2014

Referendum posters in Inverness.

SHETLAND has voted No in the independence referendum. Almost 10,000 people voted No (9,951) with 5,669 voting in favour of Yes. Fifteen ballots were spoilt. The share of the vote in Shetland was 64%-36%

Orkney votes No with 67% share of vote

Published: Fri 19 Sep 2014

Pupils voted no in referendum

ORKNEY has voted in favour of the No camp in the independence referendum. Just over 10,000 people voted for No (10,004) with Yes claiming 4,883. Twenty ballots were rejected as spoiled. Voter turnout was

No wins in Clackmannanshire

Published: Fri 19 Sep 2014

Independence Referendum, Scotland Decides

THE first council area to declare in the independence referendum has been won by the No camp. The vote for No in Clackmannanshire was 19,036, with the Yes camp getting 16,350 votes. Twenty-four ballot

Considerable turnout hailed by politicians

Published: Thu 18 Sep 2014

Voter turnout has been exceptionally high.

LEADING politicians have hailed the considerable turnout at polling stations in today's independence referendum. Ninety-seven per cent of the eligible Scottish electorate were registered to vote before

Polls close in referendum vote

Published: Thu 18 Sep 2014

Polls have now closed.

POLLS have closed in the independence referendum and counting at the 32 centres across Scotland has begun. The first results are not expected for several hours but already extremely high voter turnouts

YES Inverness - "We won't take no for an answer".

Published: Wed 17 Sep 2014

Yes Scotland activist SNP MSP Dave Thompson door-stepping 35-year-old oil worker Simon Ebrihem last week.

YES campaigners claim to have knocked on 4500 doors in Inverness in their battle for the letterboxes. Donnie Fraser, leader of the grassroots Radical Inverness group, said a tally revealed his members canvassed about 1000 houses for Yes Scotland, while the campaign's own volunteers targeted about 3500.

"You weren't allowed to be outspoken about nationalism"

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Published: Mon 15 Sep 2014

The Bannockburn Parade. Tom Young is pictured left wearing a kilt.

It was 35 years ago that Scotland's chances of running its own affairs through its own parliament were dashed after less than 33 per cent of the electorate turned out to vote. There was a 51 per cent support for devolution but voter turnout fell short of the 40 per cent requirement. Donna MacAllister looks back at one of the most vibrant periods in Highland politics.

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