Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that Scotland has delivered an "unequivocal" vote to remain in Europe.
"I welcome that endorsement of our European status," she said adding that the Scottish people "see their future as part of the EU".
Scotland has delivered a strong, unequivocal vote to remain in the EU, and I welcome that endorsement of our European status.
And while the overall result remains to be declared, the vote here makes clear that the people of Scotland see their future as part of the European Union.
Scotland has contributed significantly to the Remain vote across the UK.
That reflects the positive campaign the SNP fought, which highlighted the gains and benefits of our EU membership, and people across Scotland have responded to that positive message. We await the final UK-wide result, but Scotland has spoken - and spoken decisively.
The party leader said her MPs may be in a position to act as deal makers - and they would refuse to allow an exit from the EU.
Scotland's First Minister said her government will seek 'immediate discussions' with Brussels to "protect Scotland's place in the EU".
An emergency meeting will be held today to discuss the Scottish government's next steps following the UK's decision to leave the EU.