On September 18th, the referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country or remain part of the United Kingdom took place.
In the last 20-30 years, the National Party of Scotland has worked towards independence. The culmination of the endeavor came in 2011, were the nationalist gained the majority in the Scottish Parliament with 50 percent of the votes. The Nationalists went to London and demanded a referendum. The polls showed a tight race, but Scotland has voted to stay in The United Kingdom and rejected independence. The “Nay” side won with 2,001,926 votes over 1,617,989 “Yes”-voters.
Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, called for unity and urged the unionist parties to deliver on more powers. Prime Minister David Cameron said he was delighted that the UK would remain together and that commitments on extra powers would be honoured “in full”.