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Devolution promises will be upheld, says Brown

Man with a plan: Gordon Brown wants more powers for the Scottish Government. Credit: PA

Promises made to Scotland on further devolution will be upheld, Gordon Brown has insisted.

The former prime minister said he would ensure the commitment given by the leaders of the three main Westminster parties is adhered to.

The SNP have already raised concerns that the schedule Mr Brown set out will for further devolution will not be met.

But speaking just two days after the referendum, in which 45% of Scots voted for independence, with 55% wanting to remain in the UK, Mr Brown said: "The promises that were made last week about change, about the delivery of further devolution, must be, and I believe, and will ensure, will be delivered."

After David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg all made a public vow on this, Mr Brown added: "The eyes of the world have been upon us and now I think the eyes of the world are upon the leaders of the major parties of the United Kingdom.

"These are men who had been promise makers, and they will not be promise breakers, and I will ensure that that these promises that have been made are upheld."

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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.

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Scotland votes 'No' in historic independence referendum

After two years of campaigning, passion and uncertainty, Scotland decided to stay in the United Kingdom.

Despite the neck-and-neck polls in the last few weeks, the result was No - by a ten per cent margin.

45 percent of voters said Yes - but 55 per cent said No to independence.

In the South of Scotland, there was a clear rejection.

Kathryn Sampson looks back at the last 24 hours.

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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

More reaction to no vote in Dumfries and Galloway

The referendum gave sixteen and seventeen year olds their first chance to vote.

At Dumfries Academy this morning young people had mixed reactions to the result.

While older voters at a day centre in Annan were also divided as to whether the decision to remain in the UK was best for Scotland.

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