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On November 30 the world celebrates St Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s national day.
It also marks the start of our famous Winter Festivals, when people from around the world come to Scotland.
"St Andrew’s Day is a very special day in Scotland – a day when we celebrate our history, our people and of course our culture."
First Minister Alex Salmond
The Scottish Independence Referendum was held on September 18, 2014.
The question on the ballot paper was ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’
Full details of the outcome are on the Electoral Commission website.
Alex Salmond has announced his intention to resign as First Minister of Scotland.
Mr Salmond said he would not accept nomination for leader at the Scottish National Party’s annual conference in November where he will stand down.
Read the news release
A referendum on independence was held on Thursday, September 18, 2014.
Page updated: Monday, September 29, 2014