Voters in Scotland on Thursday opted to stay a part of the United Kingdom, defeating a move to end a 307-year union and move forward as an independent country, a number of media outlets reported.
According to Sky News, roughly 54 percent of voters cast ballots in favor of remaining a part of the United Kingdom.
“There has been the biggest super-poll in Scottish political history today with probably the biggest turnout in recent political history,” Blair McDougall, the Better Together campaign director, told Sky News.
Leading up to Thursday’s vote, polls showed a tight vote. Those favoring a split have long trailed in the polls, but a poll released earlier this month indicated the “yes” camp closed the gap and possibly pulled ahead.
Roughly 85 percent of eligible voters cast ballots.