The referendum results are in, and Scotland has said no to independence. It will be a relief to many in both Scotland and the U.K. as a whole. However, despite the no vote, there will be changes. The country will get more devolved powers.
It has been a horrible time in parts of Scotland over the last few weeks. I’ve heard of friends in Dundee being attacked for their views, and there have been reports of it happening in Glasgow and around areas near me. People have been so passionate about their views, but forgotten that they should respect the views of others.
It got to the point where I refused to have a discussion about Scottish independence with others. I couldn’t be bothered with the vitriol coming from everyone. The only person I discussed things with was my husband.
In the end, I decided to vote no. I was always a no supporter deep-down with being and English lass living in Scotland. There were certainly some excellent reasons for independence, but there was too much uncertainty to go with that.
I am happy that the Scottish Parliament will get some devolved powers, though. We’ll just see what those powers will be.
Right now, though, I’m just glad that it is all over. Now it will all be about the Westminster General Election in May next year. Sometimes I think I spend every year at the polls!
I'm Alexandria Ingham, and am a work at home mommy and full-time freelance writer. Writing has always been a passion from a young age, but it was only in 2009 that I decided to use it to make money online. Since then, I've managed to make a career out of it and don't regret it.