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.

The detailed declaration of local totals can be found here.

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%. the detailed declaration of result can be found here.

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

Notice of Referendum

Notice of Referendum (pdf 53kb)

Notice of Appointment of Referendum Agents

A Referendum Agent for the Aberdeenshire Council counting area was appointed by each of the campaign groups listed in the Notice of Appointment of Referendum Agents (pdf 27kb).

Key Dates and Deadlines

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

Scottish Independence Referendum 2014 Voter Survey

We are currently conducting a survey. We value your feedback and would appreciate if you took a few moments to respond to some questions.

For more information on any of the above please contact our Election Team

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