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After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide

After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — As a drizzly mist enveloped Edinburgh in the grim weather locals call dreich, Scots coped Friday with a potent mixture of relief and disappointment, anger and joy, after voting to reject independence.

September 19, 2014 12:56 pm Photos

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Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scots reject independence in historic vote

Supporters of the Yes campaign for the Scottish independence referendum stand on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was t…

September 19, 2014 4:35 am
Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scots reject independence in historic vote

No supporter Joanna Baxter from Ayrshire, second right, reacts to results in the Scottish independence referendum at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland as ballet papers are counted through the nigh Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotl…

September 19, 2014 4:35 am
Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scots reject independence in historic vote

No supporters for the Scottish independence referendum celebrate an early result at a No campaign event at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, early Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment - and the rest of the Unite…

September 19, 2014 4:35 am
Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scots reject independence in historic vote

Yes campaign supporters in the Scottish referendum gather in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment - and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath - after voters turned…

September 19, 2014 4:35 am
Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scots reject independence in historic vote

A newspaper advertising board displays a message for the Scottish independence referendum at a newsagents on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result …

September 19, 2014 4:35 am
Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scots reject independence in historic vote

Supporters of the No campaign for the Scottish independence referendum celebrate after the final result was announced at a No campaign event at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the U…

September 19, 2014 4:35 am
Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond looks down during a press conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Brit…

September 19, 2014 4:35 am
Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scots reject independence in historic vote

No supporters for the Scottish independence referendum celebrate a result at a No campaign event at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, early Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment Û and the rest of the United Kingd…

September 19, 2014 4:35 am
Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scots reject independence in historic vote

An official checks ballot papers as counting continues in the Scottish Independence Referendum at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment - and the rest of the …

September 19, 2014 12:31 am
Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scots reject independence in historic vote

A Yes campaign washing line for the Scottish independence referendum stands backdropped by Edinburgh Castle, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, dec…

September 19, 2014 12:31 am
Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scots reject independence in historic vote

Britain's former chancellor and leader of the Better Together campaign Alistair Darling, second left, and his wife Maggie, pose with NO campaigners in the background, outside the polling station at the Church Hill Theatre, in Edinburgh, Thursday Sept. 18, 2014. Polls opened across Scotland i…

September 19, 2014 12:31 am
Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scots reject independence in historic vote

Britain's former Prime Minister Gordon Brown gestures outside the polling station at North Queensferry Community Centre, in Queensferry, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Polls opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with En…

September 19, 2014 12:31 am
Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scots reject independence in historic vote

Counting begins in the Scottish Independence Referendum at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday Sept. 18, 2014. As the polls closed Thursday and vote-counting began, there was a quiet thrill of history in the making on the fog-shrouded streets of Scotland's capital, Edi…

September 19, 2014 12:31 am
Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scots reject independence in historic vote

David Aguilar from Catalonia, who is visiting Scotland to support the Scottish independence referendum, holds up a placard supporting a Yes vote at passing motorists in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Polls have opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether t…

September 19, 2014 12:31 am
Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scots reject independence in historic vote

Chris McAleese holds a Saltire flag as he walks past Bannockburn Polling Station in Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. People are voting across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state. (AP Phot…

September 19, 2014 12:31 am
Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scots reject independence in historic vote

Counting begins in the Scottish Independence Referendum for the Aberdeenshire Council area, Aberdeen, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. As the polls closed late Thursday and the vote counting began, many Scots settled in to stay up all night in homes and bars to watch the results. A nation…

September 19, 2014 12:31 am
Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scots reject independence in historic vote

An official reacts as counting continues in the Scottish Independence Referendum at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment - and the rest of the United Kingdom…

September 19, 2014 12:31 am
Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scots reject independence in historic vote

No supporters for the Scottish independence referendum celebrate an early result at a No campaign event at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, early Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment - and the rest of the Unite…

September 19, 2014 12:31 am

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