VIDEO: The moment of truth

Just over six hours after the polls across Scotland had closed the result for Angus was announced this morning (Friday).

Early suggestions from the press gallery high above the counting floor suggested that the No Campaign had come out on top, a supposition echoed by the body language of the Yes Campaign observers.

This was reinforced by Angus Council’s chief executive officer Richard Stiff who made the official declaration at just after 4.30 a.m.

Yes: 35,044

No: 45,192

A difference of around 12 per cent, a significant margin.