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The morning after in pictures: Scotland wakes up to historic decision

In celebration or defeat, Scottish emotion was on display across the country.

THE SCOTS THAT didn’t stay up to watch last night’s count are waking up to find that they are to remain in the United Kingdom.

Street parties in towns across the north, many hoping for a Yes vote, have been dissipating as No supporters have been celebrating.

Scottish independence referendum George Square in Glasgow deserted after last night's festivities. Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Scottish independence referendum The Yes side did win in Glasgow but it was not enough to turn the tide. Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

 

Scottish independence referendum Inside in Glasgow's Marriot Hotel there was elation. Source: Lynne Cameron

Scottish independence referendum Unbowed. Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

 

Scottish independence referendum Edinburgh leaned heavily towards the union. Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

 

Scottish independence referendum Alex Salmond was staying positive but the SNP leader was clearly disappointed. Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Newspaper reaction

Night editors at newspapers across the UK have also been updating their late editions to reflect the historic vote.

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Read: ‘Day of Destiny’: The UK newspapers on Scotland’s vote for independence >

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