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  1. Former PM Gordon Brown says timetable on new powers has been agreed
  2. House of Commons is to debate devolution on 16 October
  3. Deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon is favourite to take over from Alex Salmond
  4. Police say they have made six arrests after trouble flared in Glasgow's George Square overnight

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By Graham Fraser, Gerry Holt, Martin Currie and Bernadette McCague

All times stated are UK

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That concludes our live coverage for today.

Join us again tomorrow at 08:00 for the latest news and analysis on the fallout from the referendum vote, including First Minister Alex Salmond on the Sunday Politics show.

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'Same timetable' for England

Labour MP Graham Allen says plans to devolve more power in England should be done in "lockstep" with change in Scotland.

He disagrees with Labour leader Ed Miliband, who has set out plans for a consultation on devolution in England culminating in a "constitutional convention" in autumn 2015.

Instead he echoes Prime Minister David Cameron who yesterday linked new powers for Scotland, which are due to be agreed by January, with a new settlement for England.

Mr Allen, who chairs parliament's Political and Constitutional Reform Committee, says party leaders must "seize the historic opportunity that Scottish people have given the union".

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Jamie, Glasgow: Scotland had two choices; unconfirmed risks with independence or handing our decision making back to Westminster. Do we not trust in ourselves to build our own future? Was it worth handing control away out of Scotland to Westminster? Now we wait to see what powers 90% of non-Scottish MPs decide we are fit to have once they squabble over their main interest; their job at the election. A truly sad day for Scotland and unexplainable to future generations.

Referendum special

Reporting Scotland is continuing to broadcast live from the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh, with an hour-long referendum special.

You can tune in on BBC One Scotland at 18:30 when the programme will look at the promise of further devolution and the future of the Scottish National Party.

George Square - police update

Police Scotland say 11 arrests have now been made following trouble at Glasgow's George Square last night. Offences include disorder, breach of the peace and vandalism, they say.

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Aidan Connaughton: The fundamental issues are being obscured by a series of discussions on federalism and devolved power. The real issue of the Scottish Referendum became one of defining the society people want and how it can be achieved. And this issue was common to a large section of both sides. Those who said Yes saw the solution as an independent country. Many of those who said No felt it can still be achieved within the UK. If Scots really just wanted independence then this would have happened 30 years ago. The main parties need to take action on what many see as an increasingly non-progressive and stagnant social infrastructure. If not the UK will splinter into political fragments with no common ground and little chance of creating real change.

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Richard Stephens: I'm very glad that Scotland is staying within the UK, it's right in the long term and I have many Scottish friends south of the border who agree. There is far too much division in the world today and a country as small as Britain can be better together. There are powers around the world, who would have relished a divided nation.

The PM, Ed [Miliband] and the rest need to come good on their promises now!!! I also want to see a better deal for the rest of the UK and less Westminster-centric control for a real change. People are tired of lacklustre government.

Hats off to Alex Salmond. Even if you didn't agree with his politics, he has my respect.

Salmond's return

Alex Salmond

Mr Salmond, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, stopped to talk to members of the public and waved to passers-by when he returned to his home of Strichen.

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Robert: The referendum was decided much more by fear than facts, many people I have spoken to have expressed this view. That the referendum went ahead at all was a sham, when major issues such as currency were unresolved. My personal view was that Scotland should have a shared currency agreement but only for a defined period of say five years, after which it would use its own currency.

The referendum was also much too politicised, with too much political posturing and big personalities prevailing like boxers in a fight.

We need much a much better process for letting people see the facts on the issues they are voting upon, a more dispassionate and intelligent one, dare I say much more holistic.

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Barry: I was intrigued to uncover the Scottish election results from 2011 - turnout 50% and compare that with the Scottish results from the 2010 General Election - turnout 63%. Maybe the Scottish people do not feel quite as disenfranchised in Westminster as some would have us think - or maybe some (No voters?) feel more disenfranchised in Holyrood. The 86% turnout achieved in the referendum is astounding. With the prospect of more devolved power to Holyrood one wonders what the turnout will be in 2015.

Iain Dale, presenter, LBC Drive


Presenter on London-based radio station, LBC, Iain Dale

tweets: Someone needs to remind Gordon Brown he isn't Prime Minister any longer. He's got a bloody cheek trying to dictate devolution timetable.

Miliband pondering UKIP 'threat'

Robin Brant

Political Correspondent, BBC News

Ed Miliband doesn't want to talk about the fall out from the Scottish referendum result as he arrives in Manchester, because it's put him in a tricky position. As Scotland prepares for new powers to be devolved from Westminster the rest of the UK waits to see if/when it will benefit from similar measures. The Labour leader wants that wait to be a long one.

His calculation is based on:

  • A sincere view that the scale of constitutional change requires a lot of thought
  • He wants "citizens" involved in a "bottom up" process
  • David Cameron's big idea of English only mp's voting on English laws could severely hamper a Labour government

There's no doubt the prime minister has made a play for tactical advantage over Labour. He too may believe, sincerely, that giving English MPs an exclusive say over laws that apply only to the UK's largest nation is the right and proper thing to do.

But he also saw the speed with which Nigel Farage was demanding equal treatment for England. Speaking up for England is likely worth votes. As the general election approaches he hasn't forgotten about the threat from UKIP, with its double digit showing in the opinion polls.

The view from Wales

Giving more power to the regions of England is the answer to the future of the UK,

Wales's first minister has told the BBC.

Carwyn Jones told BBC Radio Wales it was a "better fit" than a policy of "English votes for English laws" in the UK Parliament.

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Richard Wilson: I hope that the victors will be gracious enough to accept that if it hadn't been for the success of the Yes campaign, we would not have been offered these new 'powers'. I agree that we need to unite to move forward, but also to ensure as Scots that Westminster and the leaders of the BT campaign deliver what they promised.

Brian Turner: I, along with many others no doubt, am gobsmacked that Ed Miliband is attempting to put a spanner in the works and delay fulfilling promises made. It's pure political point scoring, he's more concerned about his MPs north of the border having less say in England affairs than any benefits of change for all areas of the UK.

Maeve, Glasgow: Just look at the headlines, nobody has a clue what on earth is going to happen here in future. The ones offering more powers are not in government.

John: The losers will be the Labour Party if these powers are not delivered before the next general election. This is political dynamite, and the Labour party have got to rebuild trust quickly.

John Milton: I voted no having been persuaded by the "vow" made by Mr Cameron, Mr Clegg and Mr Miliband. If there is any prevarication in extending the powers to Holyrood as promised, then there should be a further referendum and my choice will be different.

Salmond at home

First Minister Alex Salmond has been pictured, looking fairly at ease, at his home in the Aberdeenshire village of Strichen.

First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond outside his home in Strichen, Scotland, after announcing yesterday that he will be standing down as First Minister following the Yes campaign

Mr Salmond will be interviewed by the BBC's Sunday Politics programme tomorrow morning.

Recall Parliament plea

SNP MP Pete Wishart says Parliament should be recalled for a statement on plans to devolve more powers to Scotland.

The leaders of the three main parties at Westminster have agreed to publish draft legislation for a new Scotland Act by January. The legislation would then be put through Parliament by the party that wins next year's general election.

Mr Wishart

tweeted: "Westminster must be recalled this week for a statement on the 'more powers' timetable."

'Work with Westminster'

Former foreign office minister Alistair Burt says he is sticking up for Westminster,

in a blog for ConservativeHome.

"I'm sticking up for Westminster, not just because I plead guilty to being there a long time, but because I don't believe it's that difficult for the sort of people we have seen energised by Scotland's referendum to get there too," writes the Conservative MP.

"There are a lot there already. It is not illegal to get stuck into domestic politics and the issues that parties battle with every day, with the same verve and enthusiasm - though some of them are a lot more boring than independence, I grant you.

"If we want Westminster to change and develop, and be closer to people, we need to encourage them, not put them off. Constitutional reform provides a great opportunity - but let's work with Westminster, rather than create something motivated by spite against it."

Promises petition

Another referendum-related petition has been posted - signed by over 44,000 people.

Cameron, Clegg, Miliband: Keep your promises to Scotland is a petition, that calls on the three Westminster party leaders to "stick to those promises on the timetable you agreed. Scotland won't accept less."

SNP boost

Of the increase in SNP membership, SNP Business Convenor Derek McKay said: "Some will no doubt be coming from Labour - whose traditional heartlands were voting Yes on Thursday - but many will be new to politics, and they will continue the legacy of the referendum, and the amazing level of engagement we saw."

Marriage counselling

Channel 4 News has been

speaking to psychotherapists to find out how Scotland and England might find love again.

The upshot is that it will take time.

Pro-union supporters, opposing Scottish independence from the United Kingdom look on during a rally in Trafalgar Square in London
AFP/getty images

One, Phillip Hodson, tells the broadcaster: "This marriage has endured a deep fracture. One side threatened a legal separation and the other construed it as an act of infidelity and insisted they would never be taken back if they left.

"Now both parties stay. Reconciliation will not happen overnight. The pair need to go through a difficult mourning process and begin a new chapter based on a deeper understanding of each other's individual needs. Time will heal, but only if both sides are magnanimous and empathetic."

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Gary Watson: I believe that if our country is to move forward, we need to stop dividing ourselves into categories. It doesn't matter any more if you voted Yes or No, or if you're one of the 45% or 55%. We need to be the 100% and work together to have a louder voice and get the change we want not only in Scotland, but across the UK.

Arrest warning

Police investigating trouble between rival Unionists and independence supporters in Glasgow city centre have said there will be

further arrests.

George Square

Six people were arrested after officers had to divide more than 700 people who gathered in George Square on Friday.

Disorder began when the Union supporters fired a flare and charged.

SNP boost

Laura Bicker

Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

SNP saying nearly 5000 new members now... gone from 25,642 on Thurs at 5pm up 4,844 to 30,486 as of Saturday 3pm.

The 45

Better Together director of research Gordon Aikman tweeted: #the45 thing is understandable but deeply divisive: exact opposite of what we need. Yes leadership & politicians should distance #indyref

'Yes' Glasgow

"Another taxi driver suggested the independence debate had replaced the rivalry between Celtic and Rangers as the controversy of choice for taxi passengers in the west of Scotland."

Glasgow city centre
Getty Images

Our reporter Nick Eardley has been walking around the

to see things returning to normal.

Scottish Parliamentary Journalists' Association

SPJA (@ScotParlJournos) tweets: The SPJA will hold an EGM to discuss our response after some members were excluded from a press conference with the First Minister on Friday

'Tartan tatters'

SNP MSP David Torrance has been responding to Gordon Brown's speech in Fife, in which he promised further powers would be delivered and set out a timetable.

He says: "From the promises he was making, you could easily forget that Gordon Brown is just a backbench politician. Better Together told the Scottish electorate that a motion would be presented to Parliament on Friday the 19 September on giving more powers to Scotland - a promise which has already been broken.

"And we know David Cameron hasn't agreed to a second reading on the issue in Westminster before Easter, as also promised by Mr Brown. The reality for Scotland is that our timetable for more devolution is now defined by Westminster, and not ourselves. Gordon Brown's reputation is in tartan tatters."

In a speech today, Mr Brown said a resolution has been signed by David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband and Mr Brown committing to a timetable of action including draft legislation for a new Scotland Bill by the end of January. The motion will be placed in the House of Commons on Monday.

Video - Gordon Brown speech

Gordon Brown has said it is time for Scotland to unite, following divisions over the independence referendum.

The former prime minister was a leading figure in the Better Together campaign.

Gordon Brown

Mr Brown also said the promises made ahead of the referendum on change and further devolution would be delivered.

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Pete: People, remember that Yes is a social movement that can go a long way towards making the far reaching differences that we all want for Scotland. Turn negativity into positivity by pragmatic activism. Remember you and another 1.6 million people want real change, as do the people who voted No. The No voters were quite right to be nervous of dramatic, sweeping changes, but that does not mean that they do not love this country and want the very best for it.

Brown for FM?

Kirsty Wark, BBC Newsnight

What if the calculation Gordon Brown made was that he cd be First Minister in a fully devolved UK?

'Detail scant' on new powers

Robin Brant

Political Correspondent, BBC News

One of the interesting things is that there's very little detail on what the UK government has promised to Scotland - and what they might deliver on. The likely areas we'll see more powers devolved on are:

  • Increased ability to raise income tax
  • Ability to spend more than the UK government might want to on health or welfare

That is not Devo Max - Devo Max is everything except defence and foreign affairs - and it is nothing like that. It is more specific pledges when it comes to raising taxes and how they might be spent.

Salmond interview

Robbie Gibb

Editor, BBC Daily and Sunday Politics Show

On tomorrow's Sunday Politics, @afneil will talk to Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond 11am BBC1 #bbcsp


The owner of the Glasgow city centre bar Vespbar on Drury Street that renamed itself Yesbar two weeks before the referendum vote is planning a new venture.

Yesbar tweeted: Thinking opening another venue, the "45 club" Who's up for it? 45 will be a new venue very close by.

45 refers to the 45% share of the vote the Yes campaign received in the independence referendum.

What next for Cameron?

Ben Harris-Quinney, of centre-right Conservative think-tank the Bow Group, says David Cameron accepts he made mistakes in the referendum campaign but the Prime Minister still got the result he wanted.

"The big question is what happens now. Whether David Cameron comes out of this positively or negatively will really rely on the settlement he's willing to entertain for the UK as a whole," he tells the BBC News Channel.

'Moving quickly'

Chris Buckler

BBC News, Holyrood

I think there is a coming together of some sorts here. When you speak to the Yes and No camps they both say that they want greater devolved powers to Holyrood and that's what is most important to them.

I think Gordon Brown was really setting out today something of a reassuring policy here, saying that the timetable has been effectively set out.

By the end of October they hope to have this "command paper" - this idea of what the proposals should be - and civil servants are already working on that at the moment. There's going to be a debate in the middle of the next month in the House of Commons. And then by January, they're going to have draft laws ready to put into place at some later date.

All of this is moving very quickly. But this issue of whether or not this should move in tandem with changes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland - that does potentially make things more complicated.

The Conservatives desperately want this - but Labour says this is just too fast.

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tweets: I think we need a group of both Yes and No with peace flags and a good attitude to calm the streets of Glasgow. #indyref #GlasgowRiots

'Not Devo Max'

Stewart Hosie, SNP member for Dundee East, tells the BBC News Channel that Scotland is being offered a "very limited package of devolution" by Westminster that "goes nowhere near" devo max.

He is also says leaders had promised a timetable by yesterday - "but couldn't even do that".

Aye or Die

The Simpsons have posted this picture on to

their Facebook page.

Groundskeeper Willie

The sombre image of Groundskeeper Willie comes after the cartoon character pledged support for Scottish independence in

this video, uploaded before the vote.

George Square - police statement

Police have vowed they will find and arrest anyone involved in criminality in Glasgow's George Square last night.

In a statement, officers said they already arrested six people for public order offences after more than 700 supporters of the union and independence gathered in the square.

Yes and No supporters in George Square

Chief Superintendent Andy Bates said: "An investigation into Friday night's disorder has begun and an incident room has been set up at Glasgow City Centre Police Office, staffed by officers dedicated to identifying and arresting anyone involved in the ugly scenes witnessed across the world on television and social media.

"We have already secured valuable CCTV and other evidence which I am confident will lead to further arrests in the coming days.

"Don't think that because you were not arrested by last night that you will not be caught. If you were involved in any criminality in the square we will identify you and you will be arrested."

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Peter Evans, Pembroke: I knew this would happen. Already the Yes camp are demanding a new referendum, a recount now due to vote rigging, or whatever. All that has been achieved in Scotland is a divided nation split down the middle, and a constitutional crisis for the rest of the country.

And all over an electoral camp consisting of less than 10% of the UK population. While all this is going on, the rest of the world are watching. What now for new investment in Scotland with all this uncertainty?