Scotland is to stay part of the United Kingdom, of Great Britain, of whatever you call these shared isles of ours. Voters turned out in impressive numbers, with the split coming in at around 55% versus 45% in favour of ‘No’ to independence.
In Glasgow, however, voters plumped for ‘Yes’, which goes to show that in some areas – Dundee, too – the feeling was strongly against continued control from Westminster. The powers that be have promised Scotland more powers of self-governance, but exactly how they deliver on that pledge remains to be seen.
Some of Clash’s favourite Scottish musicians have been on Twitter overnight and in the hours since ‘No’ established its unassailable lead, and here’s what they’ve been saying, including a few from before the votes were counted.
45% with virtually no media support. Well played.— Aidan John Moffat (@AidanJohnMoffat) September 19, 2014
Glasgow a rare plus point in a sore night. So proud of the Yes campaign. Well done all. Hope > Eat your cereal. #indyref that’s all from me.— stuart braithwaite (@plasmatron) September 19, 2014
Independent state of glasgow— Errors (@Weareerrors) September 19, 2014
Here we go. What ever happens we at Django Django support the decision of Scotland. And celebrate this wonderful thing called democracy.— django django (@thedjangos) September 18, 2014
We could have changed our future and we decided that wasn't for us. I can't possibly say I support the outcome of this referendum. Grant x— Frightened Rabbit (@FRabbits) September 19, 2014
Scotland u fukin shitebagss— Rustie (@RUSTIE) September 19, 2014
The past voted for the future. So typical, and so depressing.— Roddy Woomble (@RoddyWoomble) September 19, 2014
No matter how the vote goes, I feel very fond of everyone here right now - both the Yes and the No.— alex kapranos (@alkapranos) September 17, 2014
It's No. Fair enough - Edwyn.— Edwyn Collins (@EdwynCollins) September 19, 2014