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What next for Scotland? YouTube footage: Why Scots voted no - Professor Ailsa Henderson, University of Edinburgh

The referendum result has raised questions for both the immediate and longer term future of Scotland and the rest of the UK. At this event, experts from the Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change offered some answers, looking at what happened on 18 September and what might happen in the weeks, months, and years ahead.

Malcolm Harvey looks forward to the UK General Election in May 2015 and the issue of electoral politics.

Now that the independence question has been answered (at least for the time being) in a relatively decisive manner, political attention has returned to the issue of electoral politics. Given that there is a UK General Election in May 2015 – now just 8 months away – this should not come as too much of a surprise. 

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Our ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland team have been providing insight for BBC Radio 4, 5 Live and BBC Radio Scotland in the early hours of the morning.

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David Comerford asks what do we look for as the early results are announced (council by council) to forecast the overall Yes or No result?

Normally when watching election results come in, there are a few well known “bell-weather” results from which the overall result can be gauged. For the Independence Referendum though, what do we look for as the early results are announced (council by council) to forecast the overall Yes or No result?

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