Future of the union

After two years of campaigning, Scots have voted to retain their 307-year union and not break up the United Kingdom



Salmond quits as vote shifts status quo

Despite failing to gain independence, referendum will change how UK is ruled

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The fallout from the result of the Scottish independence referendum
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Two supporters from the "Yes" Campaign walk back home in Edinburgh, Scotland September 19, 2014 ©Reuters
FT editor Lionel Barber, economics editor Chris Giles and UK news editor Michael Stott discuss the impact of the No win
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'Better Together' supporters celebrate the result of the Scottish referendum on independence at the count centre for the Scottish referendum at Ingleston Hall on September 19 ©Getty
FT capital markets editor Ralph Atkins explains the implications of No vote for UK interest rates, EU membership and English devolution
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Queen Elizabeth greet Alex Salmond, who led the Yes campaign
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Queen calls for reconciliation

Monarch pledges support in healing divisions

How complacency almost lost a united kingdom

Westminster unconcerned until early September poll sparked panic

Sadness proves the epilogue to hope

Young Yes voters in Edinburgh believe they have time on their side

No vote demands a new settlement for UK

Relief at result must not hide the need for constitutional reform

The union lives, but it may as well be dead

The UK may have survived but the outcome is confusing

Salmond exits, hails moment of opportunity

Resignation of SNP leader leaves way clear for deputy Sturgeon

Salmond to resign as first minister

Scotland votes decisively to remain part of the union

Dublin relieved by Scottish No vote

Break-up of union could have destabilised Northern Ireland

Cameron opens constitutional can of worms

PM angers Labour after linking new powers for Scotland to UK reform

Scottish No vote keeps economy on track

Pent-up demand may now be released

Swing voters hold key to winning formula

Leading pollster explains importance of studying the facts

Chill of reality sets in for ‘Yes Clacks’

Clackmannanshire had hoped to blaze a breakaway trail

Tears and cheers in Scots’ night of passion

City relieved but wary of unresolved issues

Threat abates of mass exodus of financial institutions after Scots’ vote

Britain’s allies applaud Scottish result

Relief at avoiding international consequences of a break-up of UK

Scots vote poses dilemma for Miliband

Limited role for Scottish MPs would hurt Labour

Pull of union proves too strong

More than three centuries of shared history win day for United Kingdom

Oil industry welcomes Scottish No vote

Challenges remain in boosting North Sea output

Wales cautious Cameron’s pledge

Promise of a new settlement will divide political parties

UK financial shares jump on Scottish poll

RBS halts planning to shift headquarters

It was business wot helped win it

Warnings from business leaders boosted No vote

Business relief over Scottish poll

Scottish referendum dies of exhaustion

By 3am the Edinburgh crowd were feeling more than five hours older

Fresh Scottish devolution may be limited

Not much scope for big new powers for Holyrood

Scotland votes No: Social media reaction

Hopes dashed amid elation from No vote; JK Rowling praises peaceful process

Asda offers price pledge to Scotland

British retail group chief Andy Clarke says it’s ‘now business as usual’

Gloom gathers among Scotland Yes voters

As results come in the pro-union campaign looks strong

Flood of results drains Salmond’s hopes

From Dumfries to Shetland, No votes pile up

Pressure grows for English devolution

‘Devolution genie is out of the bottle,’ says local leader