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Scotland has voted to stay in United Kingdom after rejecting independence in historic vote on Thursday. Scottish people cast their ballots on whether or not to be independent country for first time since 1707, when it joined United Kingdom. Several polls in weeks before the vote showed small lead for the pro-independence campaigners. However, on day, there was clear victory for those wishing to stay part of the UK, with 55% voting 'No' and 45% voting 'Yes'. The referendum was culmination of two years of intense campaigning by "'Yes' and 'No' teams. Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told BBC the result was " deep personal and political disappointment".

The referendum was one of most historic votes ever to take place in U.K. The United Kingdom consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It would have been dramatic moment had Scotland broken away. Pro-independence campaigners claimed Scottish people would have been better off as independent nation. "Better Together" campaigners, including U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, said Scottish independence would have been detrimental to Scottish interests. Despite 'no' vote, Scotland will get more powers from British government. Ms Sturgeon said she would work with "anyone in any way" to secure more powers for Scotland.

 
 

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