Scots Reject Independence in Referendum

A majority votes against independence from Britain.

Edinburgh Scotland
Skyline of Edinburgh, Scotland (Unsplash/Joe Tree)
  • 55 percent of Scots have voted against leaving the United Kingdom in a referendum.
  • Turnout was 84 percent, or 3.6 million.
  • Scottish independence could have made a British exit from the EU more likely.
  • Prime Minister David Cameron has called for a “balanced settlement” that is fair to Scotland as well as the rest of the UK.