REFERENDUM ON CREATION OF
THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

Question:

I agree that there should be a Scottish Parliament
or
I do not agree that there should be a Scottish Parliament

Local AuthorityTimeElectorateT'out%Agree%Do not
agree
%Spoilt
Aberdeenshire
Angus
Argyll and Bute
City of Aberdeen
City of Dundee
City of Edinburgh
City of Glasgow
Clackmannanshire
Dumfries and Galloway
East Ayrshire
East Dunbartonshire
East Lothian
East Renfrewshire
Eilean Siar (Western Isles)
Falkirk
Fife
Highland
Inverclyde
Midlothian
Moray
North Ayrshire
North Lanarkshire
Orkney
Perthshire and Kinross
Renfrewshire
Scottish Borders
Shetland
South Ayrshire
South Lanarkshire
Stirling
West Dunbartonshire
West Lothian
04:20
03:27
04:27
04:13
02:20
03:05
03:32
00:41
02:44
03:46
04:16
02:37
02:27
02:11
02:53
03:36
05:44
03:21
03:09
02:15
03:50
04:07
01:54
03:02
01:59
03:40
03:13
02:31
00:50
02:57
03:17
01:49
170,310
86,582
69,995
169,683
117,101
362,245
476,886
35,725
116,411
93,958
81,153
69,615
67,363
22,733
109,723
274,384
165,751
67,660
61,135
64,235
106,511
246,704
15,579
104,138
139,269
83,674
16,954
90,433
235,108
65,075
72,744
114,836
56.7
60.0
64.6
53.4
55.3
59.8
51.2
65.8
63.1
64.5
72.3
64.9
68.0
55.3
63.4
60.2
60.3
60.0
64.9
57.5
63.1
60.4
53.2
62.7
62.4
64.4
51.3
66.4
62.8
65.5
63.4
62.3
61,621
33,571
30,452
65,035
49,252
155,900
204,269
18,790
44,619
49,131
40,917
33,525
28,253
9,977
55,642
125,668
72,551
31,680
31,681
24,822
51,304
123,063
4,749
40,344
68,711
33,855
5,430
40,161
114,908
29,190
39,051
56,923
63.9
64.7
67.3
71.8
76.0
71.9
83.6
80.0
60.7
81.1
69.8
74.2
61.7
79.4
80.0
76.1
72.6
78.0
79.9
67.2
76.3
82.6
57.3
61.7
79.0
62.8
62.4
66.9
77.8
68.5
84.7
79.6
34,878
18,350
14,796
25,580
15,553
60,832
40,106
4,706
28,863
11,426
17,725
11,665
17,573
2,589
13,953
39,517
27,431
8,945
7,979
12,122
15,931
26,010
3,541
24,998
18,213
20,060
3,275
19,909
32,762
13,440
7,058
14,614
36.1
35.3
32.7
28.2
24.0
28.1
16.4
20.0
39.3
18.9
30.2
25.8
38.3
20.6
20.0
23.9
27.4
22.0
20.1
32.8
23.7
17.4
42.7
38.3
21.0
37.2
37.6
33.1
22.2
31.5
15.3
20.4
560
222
234
436
406
847
1,909
118
317
307
266
38
100
110
342
840
466
265
167
180
327
883
38
320
476
273
37
233
587
169
234
279

TOTALS:

Electorate3,973,673
Turnout60.1%
I agree that there should be a Scottish Parliament1,775,04574.3
I do not agree that there should be a Scottish Parliament614,40025.7
Spoilt Ballot Papers11,986

REFERENDUM ON TAX VARYING POWERS
OF THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

Question:

I agree that a Scottish Parliament should have tax-varying powers
or
I do not agree that a Scottish Parliament should have tax-varying powers

Local AuthorityElectorateT'out%Agree%Do not
agree
%Spoilt
Aberdeenshire
Angus
Argyll and Bute
City of Aberdeen
City of Dundee
City of Edinburgh
City of Glasgow
Clackmannanshire
Dumfries and Galloway
East Ayrshire
East Dunbartonshire
East Lothian
East Renfrewshire
Eilean Siar (Western Isles)
Falkirk
Fife*
Highland
Inverclyde
Midlothian
Moray
North Ayrshire
North Lanarkshire
Orkney
Perthshire and Kinross
Renfrewshire
Scottish Borders
Shetland
South Ayrshire
South Lanarkshire
Stirling
West Dunbartonshire
West Lothian
170,310
86,582
69,995
169,683
117,101
362,245
476,886
35,725
116,411
93,958
81,153
69,615
67,363
22,733
109,723
274,384
165,751
67,660
61,135
64,235
106,511
246,704
15,579
104,138
139,269
83,674
16,954
90,433
235,108
65,075
72,744
114,836
56.5
59.7
64.5
53.1
55.2
59.6
51.0
65.7
62.9
64.3
72.1
64.5
67.9
55.0
63.3
60.9
59.7
59.8
64.7
57.1
62.9
60.3
53.0
62.5
62.2
64.3
51.2
66.2
62.6
65.4
63.3
62.1
50,295
27,641
25,746
54,320
42,304
133,843
182,589
16,112
35,757
42,559
34,576
28,152
23,580
8,557
48,064
108,021
61,359
27,194
26,776
19,326
43,990
107,288
3,917
33,398
55,075
27,284
4,478
33,679
99,587
25,044
34,408
47,990
52.3
53.4
57.0
60.3
65.5
62.0
75.0
68.7
48.8
70.5
59.1
62.7
51.6
68.4
69.2
64.7
62.1
67.2
67.7
52.7
65.7
72.2
47.4
51.3
63.6
50.7
51.6
56.2
67.6
58.9
74.7
67.3
45,929
24,089
19,429
35,709
22,280
82,188
60,842
7,355
37,499
17,824
23,914
16,765
22,153
3,947
21,403
58,987
37,525
13,277
12,762
17,344
22,991
41,372
4,344
31,709
31,537
26,497
4,198
26,217
47,708
17,487
11,628
23,354
47.7
46.6
43.0
39.7
34.5
38.0
25.0
31.3
51.2
29.5
40.9
37.3
48.4
31.6
30.8
35.3
37.9
32.8
32.3
47.3
34.3
27.8
52.6
48.7
36.4
49.3
48.4
43.8
32.4
41.1
25.3
32.7
824
413
306
962
570
1,525
2,765
136
566
474
487
279
181
167
484
991
720
410
268
449
571
1,281
66
473
734
382
65
409
960
268
340
487

TOTALS:

Electorate3,973,673
Turnout60.0%
I agree that a Scottish Parliament should have tax-varying powers1,512,88963.5
I do not agree that a Scottish Parliament should have tax-varying powers870,26336.5
Spoilt Ballot Papers19,013

* There is a discrepancy with the count from Fife. The total number of ballot papers (Yes, No and spoilt) in the first question is 166,025, close to the number of electors marked on registers as voting (166,554). However on the second question, the total number of ballot papers is 167,999, more than the number of ballot papers issued.

The Scottish Office has verified that the figures given above, which are taken from the press release (no. 1269/97) giving the results of the referendum, are those which were certified by the counting officer on the night. Therefore, despite the discrepancy, the above is the result of the referendum even though it does not represent the actual votes cast.

The source of the discrepancy is unknown.