Commenting on the result of the EU referendum in Scotland, First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has said: ‘Scotland has delivered a strong, unequivocal vote to remain in the EU, and I welcome that endorsement of our European status.
‘And while the overall result remains to be declared, the vote here makes clear that the people of Scotland see their future as part of the European Union.
‘Scotland has contributed significantly to the Remain vote across the UK. That reflects the positive campaign the SNP fought, which highlighted the gains and benefits of our EU membership, and people across Scotland have responded to that positive message.
‘We await the final UK-wide result, but Scotland has spoken – and spoken decisively.’