Twitter buzzed with the news that Scotland has said no to independence - with celebrities among the first to voice their delight and disappointment.

Former CNN host Piers Morgan led the pack in typical witty style, by tweeting in with "Och aye, it's the noo!" as counts returned a victory for the 'no' campaign.

He was followed by a host of high profile figures and celebrities - both for and against Scottish independence, including Scottish actor Alan Cumming and author JK Rowling, who declared her support for the No campaign with a £1 million donation earlier this year.

Voters rejected Scottish independence by 54 per cent to 46.

Scottish First Minister and head of the independence campign Alex Salmond was also on Twitter himself. He praised the city of Glasgow, one of the few places to vote in favour of independence, and "the people of Scotland for such a incredible support".

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Among the most retweeted were Rowling and Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle, who posted an inflammatory but incredibly tongue-in-cheek remark.

Here is a selection of the tweets below: