UPDATED 09/19/14 1:59 a.m.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Voters in Scotland on Thursday decided against a proposal to become a separate nation, choosing to remain in the United Kingdom.READ MORE: Tri-State Officials Bracing For Omicron Variant Urge Everyone To Get Vaccinated And Get Boosters
About 55 percent of voters in Scotland chose “no” against independence, compared with 45 percent who cast “yes” votes for independence, according to results reported by the BBC.
The “yes” vote won in some of the most populous councils, including Dundee, Glasgow and North Lanarkshire. But Edinburgh voted 61 percent against independence compared with 39 percent in favor, the BBC reported.
In New York City, many with ties to their homeland watched closely as the vote was taken.
Malcolm Boyd, a Scottish expatriate who owns his own Midtown consulting company, organized a pub viewing party that he expects to go late into the night.