Scottish Independence Referendum

All information below is provided on behalf of the Counting Officer for the Aberdeenshire Council area.

A Referendum on Scottish Independence took place on Thursday 18th September 2014. Voters were asked to place a cross next to the Yes or No option on the ballot paper in response to the question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”.

Votes cast in the Aberdeenshire Council area were counted overnight at the close of poll at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre.

The outcome in the Aberdeenshire area was that 71,337 votes were cast for Yes and 108,606 votes for No, with 102 rejected ballot papers. There was an 87.2% turnout.

We have published the detailed declaration of local totals in the Aberdeenshire area, which can be found at Scottish Independence Referendum Aberdeenshire Area Results.

Results from local authority areas across Scotland were aggregated and the overall outcome declared by the Chief Counting Officer Mary Pitcaithly, Convener of the Electoral Management Board for Scotland, on Friday 19th September.

The final national result was 1,617,989 for Yes and 2,001,926 for No. There were 3,429 rejected ballot papers. The turnout across Scotland was 84.6%. View the detailed declaration of results (PDF 14KB).

If you have any general inquiries about the Referendum, please email

Notice of Referendum

Notice of Referendum (PDF 53KB)

Key Dates and Deadlines

A detailed timetable of key Referendum dates is available to view.