Gordon Hotchkiss will review today’s Scottish Referendum on Independence result in music and song on Homeward Bound today, Friday 19 September from 3.00pm.
Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters rejected independence. With the results in from all 32 local authority council areas, the “No” vote won with 55% that is 2,001,926 votes over 1,617,989 for “Yes” (45%). The electorate turnout was 84.5%.
It was with the result from Fife area council at 6.08am, Scotland confirmed the “No” to independence.
Glasgow, Scotland’s largest local authority council area and the third largest city in Britain and where Celtic Music Radio is based, voted in favour of independence by 194,779 to 169,347, with Dundee, West Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire council areas also voting “Yes”.
Alex Salmond is to step down as First Minister of Scotland after voters decisively rejected independence. The announcement was made at a press conference in Edinburgh on Friday afternoon, 19 September 2014. Mr Salmond said he would resign as SNP leader at the party’s conference in November 2014, and then stand down as first minister when the party elected its next leader following a ballot of members.