The Scottish Cabinet is holding an emergency meeting after the shock victory for Brexit campaigners in the European referendum.
The government team is gathering in Edinburgh to discuss the next steps they will take after the UK voted to leave the European Union.
The verdict resulted in David Cameron announcing on Friday that he would step down as Prime Minister before October's Conservative conference.
Scotland opted overwhelmingly to be part of the EU, by 62 per cent to 38 per cent, a difference which prompted First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to warn the UK that a second vote on Scottish independence is now "highly likely".
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Jamie Reed MP has said that "...many people have voted to make their lives worse because they don’t believe that life can get better."
Although a majority across the south of Scotland wanted to remain, only one area of Cumbria wanted to stay within the EU.