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In the Scottish Independence Referendum held on the 18th September 2014, the proposition ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’ was rejected by a margin of 10.6 percentage points.

• 2,001,926 electors (55.3%) voted ‘No’

• 1,617,989 electors (44.7%) voted ‘Yes’.

There was a majority for ‘No’ in 28 of Scotland’s 32 local authority areas, including the capital, Edinburgh. There was a majority for ‘Yes’ in Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow.

The turnout at the referendum was 84.6% including rejected papers (84.5% based on valid votes). This is the highest turnout at a nationwide referendum or parliamentary election in Scotland since the franchise was extended to women in 1918.

For the first time, 16- and 17-year-olds were eligible to vote. 109,533 people in this age group had registered to vote by polling day.

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