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Welcome back to Scotland Says "Yes"! Under a new username I am returning to rebuild this TL. Large amounts are to be rewritten, and large parts to be decanonized, but I'm looking forward to helping bring this TL up to date. I'm intending to have far tighter creative control now, and mainly limit the effects to the British Isles, but if you would like to contribute, be it a new one or returning, let me know! NewWessex (talk) 20:38, 27 September 2021 (UTC)


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In 2014, Scotland held a referendum to decide whether it should leave the United Kingdom and become an independent state. The narrow majority of 55% of voters said "No", meaning that the United Kingdom stayed United.

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This Timeline will explore what could have happened if Scotland had declared "yes", both in the British Isles, and around the world.

The Point of Divergence of Scotland Says "Yes" is the 18th September 2014, where, after a more successful campaign, a majority of people voted "yes" rather than no, causing the mechanisms of Scotland becoming Independent over the next couple of years.

This timeline is live, happening (mainly) in real time to OTL, and is open to contributors.

Timeline of events

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On the 19th September the results of the referendum show a majority in favour of independence with mass celebrations, as well as some anti-independence demonstrations. London Share prices fall by 10% with pound falling. Multinational Companies move to from Edinburgh to London. Meanwhile, Spain shows concern as the Catalan parliament arranges its own independence movements, while Shetland and Orkney call for a second referendum on their future.

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In September David Cameron resigns as Conservative leader and Prime Minister, while calls for English devolution are made, particularly by UKIP and far-right Tory MP's. Meanwhile in Spain, the Parliament of Catalonia holds a unilateral independence referendum, prompting protests and clashes with police.


With successful UK-Scots talks, EU-Scots talks begins. On the 14th March the Prince of Wales and national representatives arrive in Edinburgh for the independence at midnight.

Despite the cries of the Belgian government and the Walloon people to stay united in April, the Flemish Movement had gained steam faster than ever.

In September, Bloc Québécois sees a surge of support in opinion polls, while EU-Scottish talks break ground with Scotland joining the EU and Eurozone.


May saw both British and Scottish elections, delivering a Labour - Liberal Democrat coalition and a SNP government respectively.


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Latest News

6th February - Similarly to Scotland, the United Kingdom passes an amnesty law , pardoning men who were cautioned or convicted under historical legislation which outlawed Homosexual Acts.
1st February Flanders and Eupen-Malmedy both sign European Union Association Agreements, part of the process of joining the EU.
27th January - Scottish Deputy Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon and other Scottish leaders condemns the US move on banning immigration from various Muslim-majority nations.
3rd January - After no NATO members object to Flander's membership, Flanders is granted a Membership Action plan. This will ensure Flander's accession to the EU, and it should be a full member by 2020.


To would-be contributors

If you would like to contribute to this timeline please leave a message on the talk page for this page, as well as mine. This could be for anything - your country, a country you know or just spelling, grammar and formatting :) Bryce3 (talk) 10:52, April 1, 2016 (UTC)