There have been some ugly scenes as emotions ran high during the run up the independence referendum - and yet, with a turnout of 84%, we have shown the world true democracy in action.
With the eyes of the world watching, Scotland delivered a No verdict on the question of independence last night.
There were jubilant cheers from pro-Union campaigners as a No result was returned for the Midlothian constituency.
Two local artists received top honours for their works during Penicuik Community Arts Association’s annual arts festival, Penfest.
Midlothian’s Returning Officer Kenneth Lawrie has announced the turnout figures for voting in the county.
A Bonnyrigg funeral director, who had admitted killing his wife and two-year old son after a Christmas drinking session, has been found guilty of their murders.
Although confident of a majority Yes vote, the Leader of Midlothian Council reckons that the nation could be in for a “cliffhanger” climax to the referendum.
Landmarks across the country have been adorned with campaign paraphanalia and the Scottish Parliament has been a gathering point for many.
It’s a day which has been long in the waiting for both supporters and opponents of Scottish independence and now it’s nearly over.
Voters at Scotland’s polling stations reported that some ballot boxes were already full when they arrived, while others spoke of long queues.
Midlothian is one of a number of areas which has seen its number of independence referendum voters increase.
Scots have turned out to vote in their droves as the nation decides whether or not it will end its 307-year-old union with the United Kingdom.
There has been a “steady” flow of voters through Midlothian’s polling stations this morning.
Follow all the latest referendum news and events as they unfold.
The polls have opened on a historic day for Scotland as voters determine whether the country should remain part of the United Kingdom.
The votes have been cast, the counting is over and Mary Pitcaithly has made the momentous announcement on Scotland’s future.
Leading figures from both sides of the independence debate have made a rallying call to voters as the final day of campaigning takes place.
Garry Lockhart, the Bonnyrigg man on trial for murdering his wife and two-year old son told a jury at the High Court in Edinburgh on Tuesday (September 16) that his belief in reincarnation and the after-life, meant that by his committing suicide, they would be together again as a family unit.
English teacher Marta Vallbona is gathering up pro-independence leaflets and checking off names on a list.
Police Scotland has re-scheduled rest days for officers amid fears a high voter turnout could lead to long queues outside polling stations.