A rejection by 55% to 45% will appear to be emphatic however the YES campaign won in Glasgow and it does look that ti was Labour voters switching to the YES camp.
You can almost hear the relief from the BBC as the results came in and in future weeks their role in the election when they abandoned all pretence of impartiality .
84% turn out
It has been probably been one of the most extraordinary referendum campaigns ans the rejection pf the proposal still apparently means that there e may still be considerable constitutional change in Scotland
At the start of this year the opinion polls the YES side were on 28% so there was considerable move to a yes vote.
But alas it was not enough.
With all the media except one small Sunday Newspaper backing a NO vote it was David versus Goliath campaign.
And it is clear that YES fought the best campaign though it while before the Media acknowledge this.
I am writing this as David Cameron is speaking and he has mentioned giving Wales more powers
and English votes for English laws.
We shall see.
I expect expectations wil be watered down in the coming months .
It is said that settled for a generation even as Alex Salmond has said a lifetime.
But we shall see
A vote to exit the EU after the next General Election where Scotland may well vote the other way may prompt a second referendum earlier.than expected
Or indeed if English MPs block substantial powers be transferred to the Scottish Parliament and 2Substantial Powers" turn into merely piecemeal change..
A referendum has been held but has not settled the matter and as we now turn out attention back to Wales this blog will be campaigning foe Wales to receive parity with Scotland as we go on the long road to Independence which may be longer but may not be so rocky.