Scotland has voted against ending its 307-year-old union with England and Wales, at the referendum on Scotland independence form from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, with partial results showing between 54 and 55 percent voted "No".
"The people of Scotland have spoken and it is a clear result. They have kept our country of four nations together and like millions of other people I am delighted," the BBC quoted Prime Minister David Cameron as saying.
He asserted "commitments to devolution" will be honored in full.
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond admitted defeat, but thanked all citizens for their participation.
A statement from Queen Elizabeth II is also expected later on Friday.