Scottish Referendum: 18th September 2014

A referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country took place on Thursday, 18 September 2014.

Counting began after polls closed at 22:00 BST on 18 September. Running totals from the 32 local government areas were expected during the night, with more than half the votes likely to have been counted by 03:30. By the morning of 19 September 2014, accounting for votes from all but one of the 32 areas, about 55% voted in favour of Scotland remaining part of the United Kingdom.

Both BBC Scotland and STV began to introduce related presentation from mid-May. On 9 June 2014 – 100 days before the vote – other broadcasters started to roll out their presentation for the referendum.