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The region reacts to a No vote for independence

Cumbria is a county that has many geographical similarities with Southern Scotland, but many differences too.

People cross the border every day in both directions for work, pleasure and to do business, and because of that today's result was also being keenly viewed south of the border.

Hannah McNulty reports.

A new day dawns after the independence referendum

Just yards over the border from England, it's in places like Gretna where the impact of independence would perhaps have been amplified.

Some people feel that the campaign has changed politics in the Borders forever.

Tim Backshall reports on "a new dawn" for Southern Scotland, a day on from the Scottish independence referendum.

Scottish First Minister announces his exit from the top

The result of the Scottish independence referendum was a huge blow for the Yes campaign this morning, worsened by the announcement this afternoon that the man who made it all possible - Alex Salmond - will step down in November.

ITV Border's Political Editor Peter MacMahon was at the press conference where Salmond announced his exit from the top of the SNP leadership, and from his office as First Minister.

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Queen: Independence 'result all us throughout UK will respect'

The Queen said Scotland's vote to stay part of the UK was "a result that all of us throughout the United Kingdom will respect".

After many months of discussion, debate, and careful thought, we now know the outcome of the Referendum, and it is a result that all of us throughout the United Kingdom will respect.

For many in Scotland and elsewhere today, there will be strong feelings and contrasting emotions - among family, friends and neighbours. That, of course, is the nature of the robust democratic tradition we enjoy in this country. But I have no doubt that these emotions will be tempered by an understanding of the feelings of others.

Now, as we move forward, we should remember that despite the range of views that have been expressed, we have in common an enduring love of Scotland, which is one of the things that helps to unite us all. Knowing the people of Scotland as I do, I have no doubt that Scots, like others throughout the United Kingdom, are able to express strongly-held opinions before coming together again in a spirit of mutual respect and support, to work constructively for the future of Scotland and indeed all parts of this country.

My family and I will do all we can to help and support you in this important task.

– Queen

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Independence 'is now a movement and it won't stop'

Many Yes voters left early in Edinburgh. Credit: ITV News/ Kate Hamilton

Yes voter Daniel Clouston remains confident Scotland will one day be an independent country, he said: "Voting for independence is the highest it's ever been, it's now no longer a single party cause it's now a movement and movements just don't stop, it's going to continue. It's not a matter if, but when, we'll get there eventually.

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Lamont pays tribute to Salmond's 'lifetime passion'

Scottish Labour Party leader Johann Lamont has paid tribute to Alex Salmond and the Scottish National Party after the referendum result.

Johann Lamont speaking after the referendum result.

She said: "We should recognise the achievement of Alex Salmond - his lifetime passion getting to a point where this decision was made democratically with a massive turnout and a massive engagement of the people of Scotland."

Lamont added that the two parties would have to work together to ensure change in Scotland following the result.

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