The polls have closed in Scotland and the votes are being tabulated. Since there was no exit polling, all eyes are on the 32 Scottish councils as they report their results. The first reports are expected at around 9PM Eastern time and we should know if the world has a new independent country about five hours later. The Guardian will be updating the returns at the above link.
UPDATE: Glasgow voted YES for independence, but the margin was smaller than expected. Once Glasgow reported, the BBC immediately called it. “There will be no independent Scotland.”
Glasgow – Scotland’s biggest city – votes for independence BUT it won’t be enough. The UK survives
— Nick Robinson (@bbcnickrobinson) September 19, 2014
My YES friends, let's turn our passion towards ensuring the Devo Max promises the Westminster establishment have made to us are delivered— Alan Cumming (@Alancumming) September 19, 2014