Nicola Sturgeon could call a second Scottish independence referendum in the autumn of 2017, with a vote on the future of the UK then held in May or June of 2018, the former chief executive of the Yes Scotland campaign has said.
HE burst out onto Edinburgh’s Royal Mile from a side street after the results swung against separation, and channelling the words of that little-known unionist Amy Winehouse, loudly sang: "They tried to make me leave the UK, I said: No! No! No!"
The edge of the union is an angry place to be. With less than 12 hours to go before Scotland decides its destiny — forever if it breaks away, for a generation if it decides to stay — it is clear that the fault lines exposed by the referendum will sear through this country for long after the ballots are counted.