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Scots musicians react as the country rejects independence

In Rustie's words: ‘Scotland, u fukin shitebagss.’

This morning, Scotland woke up to find out to find that the country had voted against independence in its historic referendum. Amidst a record turnout, 55.3 per cent of Scots had opted to keep its 307-year-old union with England, with 44.7 per cent throwing their lot in with the yes vote.

As you can imagine, a lot of Scottish people were pissed off about the results. Including Rustie:

The last few polls leading up to the referendum had suggested a much tighter margin, with many saying that the vote was too close to call. More than 4 million people had registered to vote, with electoral turnouts of well over 80% in many areas.

For the first time, the vote was extended to 16-year-olds, engaging a new generation of young voters and changing the political landscape for years to come. As LuckyMe DJ and illustrator Eclair Fifi told us yesterday: "Whether it’s a no vote or a yes vote, Scotland has changed for good. I’ve seen some amazing bright sparks from the younger generation involved in the referendum, we’re in good hands."

From across the pond, El-P offered his sympathies – and this post-colonial analysis of events:

Glasgow label LuckyMe pointed out that people revelling in the referendum results look kind of like grim Tory nationalists:

The yes campaign scored four big wins, getting 53% of the vote in Glasgow, 54% in West Dunbartonshire, 57% in Dundee and 51% in North Lanarkshire.

Glasgow is the third biggest city in the UK, which prompted some Scots to wonder if Glasgow should just fuck it and secede from the UK:  

But those on side of the Yes campaign aren't giving up without a fight:

Does the referendum spell an end to independence forever? There's no agreement in place for another referendum, with First Minister Alex Salmond describing yesterday's vote as a "once in a generation opportunity". 

But even disappointed Yes voters have pointed to the staggering turnout and re-invigorated political engagement as a positive sign of things to come.

"The whole campaign has been beautiful," said Richard Chater of Glasgow record label Numbers. "Seeing the work a lot of my friends put in, the endless rants and discussions on social media, the fact that those who have been disenfranchised for so long have finally got a voice, the rise of grassroots level movements such as the National Collective and Common Weal."

"This should only be the beginning, as I said yesterday, the hard work starts now. Let's hope this encourages the left wing in England to find their voice again. We can't let Westminster shaft us."