Scotland sticks with U.K. in historic vote

The decisive “no” vote following a divisive campaign and an extraordinary voter turnout means new life for a 307-year English-Scottish union that had appeared in grave danger of breaking apart.

‘No’ voters celebrate

VIDEO | People cheered as the referendum results were read.

"Yes" supporters appear dejected in Glasgow. (EPA)

Heartbreak for Scottish nationalists

To come within a touching distance of victory is deeply agonizing for nationalists who devoted their lives to the cause of independence.

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