What was the turnout for the 2014 Scottish independence referendum?

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What was the turnout for the 2014 Scottish independence referendum?

Find out the Scottish independence referendum election results for 2014. The official result of the Scottish independence referendum is as follows: The total number of ballot papers counted in the referendum for the whole of Scotland was 3,623,344. The turnout was 84.6%.

How many Scots voted for independence?

The “No” side won with 2,001,926 (55.3%) voting against independence and 1,617,989 (44.7%) voting in favour. The turnout of 84.6% was the highest recorded for an election or referendum in the United Kingdom since the January 1910 general election, which was held before the introduction of universal suffrage.

Did Scotland gain independence?

The Kingdom of Scotland emerged as an independent sovereign state in the 9th century and continued to exist until 1707. By inheritance in 1603, James VI of Scotland became king of England and Ireland, thus forming a personal union of the three kingdoms.

How many support Welsh independence?

Support for independence has increased from 14% in 2014 to its highest support of 46% in April 2021 and the most recent poll of March 2022 showing 28.4% support (excluding “don’t know”).

Do the Shetland Islands belong to Scotland?

Lying roughly 100 miles off the north east coast of Scotland, the Shetland Islands are the northern-most tip of Scotland. The islands separate the Atlantic Ocean, on the west, from the North Sea on the east.

Who owns most of the land in Scotland?

The UK’s largest private landowner is Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen, who owns the global clothing chain Bestseller – and 221,000 acres of Scotland. An additional 100,000 acres belong to Swedish-born sisters Sigrid and Lisbet Rausing, heirs to the Tetra Pak fortune.

How many people voted in the Scottish independence referendum?

Detailed results from the the 32 local government areas in the Scottish independence referendum. More than 3.6m people turned out to answer the referendum question: ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’

Was BBC Scotland’s referendum coverage’institutionally biased’?

“Scottish independence: BBC Scotland’s referendum coverage ‘institutionally biased’, Alex Salmond claims”. The Independent. Retrieved 16 September 2014. ^ a b “Yes campaign chief says BBC referendum coverage was not biased”.

What was the YouGov referendum prediction in 2014?

^ “YouGov referendum prediction: YES 46%, NO 54%”. YouGov. 18 September 2014. ^ “Scottish Independence Referendum 2014 – Commons Library Briefing”. UK Parliament. ^ “Scotland Votes as U.K.’s Future Hangs in the Balance”.

What has the SNP done for Scotland since the referendum?

The bill devolving further powers to Scotland was approved unanimously by the Scottish Parliament in March 2016. After the referendum, the SNP took a clear lead over the other parties in Scottish opinion polls.

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