While the 9th grade bonded on a field trip to Camp Guyasuta and others were visualizing a highly anticipated football game, Scotland was considering their future as a nation.

On Thursday, September 18th, Scotland held a referendum concerning their possible sovereignty from the United Kingdom.

Alex Salmond announced that he would step down as First Prime Minister later this year as a result of the nation’s failed bid for independence.

With results finalized from the 32 voting districts, the “no” campaign won 55.3 percent of the vote. The margin of victory was larger than nearly all pre-election polls had forecast.

The soon to be former-First Prime Minister accepts the verdict of the electorate, however he is clearly the most prominent casualty of the party’s defeat.

As for Scotland’s future, the people have spoken and the result is quite clear. The nation will remain a part of the UK, along with England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

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