BBC News 19 September 2014 Last updated at 18:45

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First Minister, Alex Salmond: "For me as leader my time is nearly over"

Salmond to go after Scotland No vote

Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party leader after voters rejected independence in Thursday's referendum.

Reaction as Salmond quits Live

Video, audio and text coverage as Scotland votes against independence and SNP leader Alex Salmond quits his post.

The QueenQueen urges referendum 'respect'

The Queen says she believes Scotland will unite in a "spirit of mutual respect and support" following the independence referendum.

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Scotland Decides: SCOTLAND VOTES NO

  1. No 2,001,926
  2. Yes 1,617,989
After 32 of 32 counts Results in detail



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  • Robert Peston newFor richer or poorer?

    What will be the effect of handing tax control to the nations?

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BBC iPlayer
  • Panorama: Scotland's DecisionPanorama Watch

    Allan Little explores the transformation of the question of Scottish independence.

  • Newsnight: 17/09/2014Newsnight Watch

    Emily Maitlis is live in Glasgow on the eve of the Scottish independence referendum.

  • The Andrew Marr Show: 14/09/2014The Andrew Marr Show Watch

    Andrew Marr is joined live from Edinburgh by Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling.

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