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Call for federal Britain as way ahead

Better Together supporter councillor Theo Smith was “obviously delighted” with the referendum result but called for greater devolution of powers, or independence would become an issue again. Following the Lerwick declaration Mr Smith said: “I think that the margin has been greater than I orig... Read more...

Win for the union but politics ‘must change’
19/09/2014, by in News

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has vowed to make sure that new constitutional arrangements support the islands following a victory for the British union in Shetland - a picture that looked likely to be repeated throughout Scotland.Mr Scott said after the announcement, "I am very pleased that Shet... Read more...

Referendum night latest
18/09/2014, by in Headlines, News

UPDATE 2.09AM Orkney has voted overwhelmingly no. Second to declare after Clackmannanshire, Orkney voted 10,004 no to 4,883 yes. That's 67 per cent to 33 per cent from a turnout of 83.7 per cent. :: :: :: :: :: UPDATE 1.03AM Four first-time voters from Anderson High School and four from Brae Hig... Read more...