Counting of votes on a referendum on Scottish independence is finished, Interfax reports.
Some 55.3 percent of Scots would prefer to remain part of the United Kingdom, according to the results of the counting of votes in all 32 areas of the region. Some 44.7 percent of voters voted for independence. The voters turnout was 84.6 percent.
Supporters of independence prevailed only in Glasgow, Dundee, West Dunbartonshire and North Lanark shire.
Alex Salmond, Scotland's Prime Minister, admitted the defeat of the opponents of separating Scotland from the UK even before the publication of the final results of the referendum. The British Prime Minister David Cameron, in his turn, welcomed the decision of Scots not to declare the independence.