Poll clerk George MacKay sits in the Coulags caravan polling station, in the Scottish Highlands Sept. 18, 2014.
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Celebrities and politicians react to Scottish referendum

In a nail-biting finish, Scottish voters rejected a referendum that would have formed an independent nation.

While the historic secession proposal ultimately failed, 45% of the voters said “yes” to the idea, and the majority of those in Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, also came out in favor of it.

Reflecting on the results, Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond, the head of the pro-independence Scottish National Party, tweeted, “Let’s not dwell on the distance we’ve fallen short — let us dwell on the distance we have traveled.”

While a new country won’t be formed, celebrities and politicians around the Commonwealth agreed on one thing: Scotland has rewritten its future.

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Celebrities and politicians react to Scottish referendum