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Ryan Randall plays the bagpipes outside a polling station in Edinburgh, Scotland September 18, 2014. Polling in the referendum on Scottish independence began on Thursday morning, as Scotland votes whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdom. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Scotland votes on independence

Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307-year-old union with England and become an independent nation in a finely balanced referendum with far-reaching consequences.

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Prentice delays fall sitting

Premier Jim Prentice has prorogued the fall legislative session by two weeks to allow time for byelections and a new throne speech while killing controversial pension legislation introduced under former premier Alison Redford.

A 'Yes' campaigner takes a photograph with his smart phone during a rally in Glasgow, Scotland September 17, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Scotland's support for independence lags

On the eve of Scotland's historic referendum, polls showed support for staying in the United Kingdom just ahead of backing for independence but tens of thousands of citizens were still agonizing over which way to vote on Thursday.