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JK Rowling among first celebrities to tweet reaction to historic vote as Scotland remains part of UK

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Celebrities took to Twitter on Thursday morning to air their views after the historic vote that resulted in Scotland remaining a part of the United Kingdom.Harry Potter author JK Rowling revealed that she had been on tenterhooks throughout the night as she waited for the results of the vote to come in.

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"We should be proud" says JK Rowling following the historic vote"#indyref Been up all night watching Scotland make history. A huge turnout, a peaceful democratic process: we should be proud," wrote the 49-year-old, who had previously donated £1m to the campaign against Scottish independence.BBC Radio Two Breakfast host Chris Evans wrote: "Well it appears we are still very much one union under a groove. Happy Friday everyone." #indyref Beenup allnightwatchingScotland makehistory. A hugeturnout, a peacefuldemocraticprocess: weshouldbe proud.— J.K. Rowling(@jk_rowling) September 19, 2014

TV show host Jonathan Ross said: "I'm delighted Scotland is staying with the rest of us", while Davina McCall kept her message short and sweet with "Morning Scotland!" Scottish actor Alan Cumming, meanwhile, shared his disappointment at the outcome. "My YES friends, let's turn our passion towards ensuring the Devo Max promises the Westminster establishment have made to us are delivered," he tweeted before adding, "Yes still means something. Please try to remember that."

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Alan Cumming shared his disappointment at the outcome of the Scotland vote 

David Cameron also addressed the highly anticipated result, which sees Scotland remain in the 307-year-old Union. "I've just spoken to Alex Salmond, congratulating him on a hard-fought campaign. I'm delighted the SNP will join talks on further devolution." He then added: "We have heard the voice of Scotland and now the millions of voices of England must also be heard. #IndyRef." 

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ThePrime Minister then posted a full statement on social media site Facebook, about building "a better, brighter future for our entire United Kingdom". He said that he was "delighted" that Scotland had "kept our country of four nations together. "As I said during the campaign, it would have broken my heart to see our United Kingdom come to an end.

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David Cameron pictured in the final days of the campaign

He concluded "Now we must look forward, and turn this into the moment when everyone - whichever way they voted - comes together to build that better, brighter future for our entire United Kingdom."Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, meanwhile, took a moment to congratulate Scotland on their achievement. "Well done to Glasgow, our commonwealth city, and to the people of Scotland for such a incredible support," he wrote at dawn.

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