Scottish independence referendum facts for kids
The Scottish independence referendum, 2014 is a referendum which decided whether Scotland would be an independent country or would stay a member of the United Kingdom. The voting took place on 18 September 2014.
The result was that Scotland should stay as part of the United Kingdom.
The YES campaign
The NO campaign
Supporters of the NO campaign wanted Scotland to stay a part of the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron, deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband all wanted Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom. Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has also been campaigning for Scotland to remain part of the UK.
Should Scotland be an independent country?
- No = 55.3% (2,001,926 votes)
- Yes = 44.7% (1,617,989 votes)
- total votes = 3,623,344
- electorate = 4,283,392
Result: Scotland remains part of the United Kingdom.
Images for kids
Tenement block in Leith with both Yes and No referendum posters and Union flag
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
Pro-independence campaigners in Peebles.
Jim Murphy speaking against Scottish independence in Glasgow.
English language brochure produced by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office comparing the 2014 Crimean status referendum with the 2014 Scottish independence referendum.
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