Scotland decides: Scots vote against independence, BBC forecast

Supporters from the "No" Campaign react to a declaration in their favour, at the Better Together Campaign headquarters in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sept 19, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Supporters from the "No" Campaign react to a declaration in their favour, at the Better Together Campaign headquarters in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sept 19, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

EDINBURGH (AFP) - Scotland has voted against independence in a historic referendum, the BBC forecast on Friday after preliminary results showed 54.3 per cent voting "No" and 45.7 per cent voting "Yes".

"The BBC forecasts that Scotland has voted against becoming an independent country," read a statement on its website.