We need to take stock of this decision that has been made by the British people.
We also need to recognise that, although the result in Scotland was different, this was a vote for the whole of the UK and we must respect the democratic process.
The most important thing in the short-term is to maintain stability.
It is also right at this time to pay tribute to David Cameron, who has served the office of Prime Minister with honour and distinction. He restored the UK economy from the depths of the financial crisis, he pushed ahead with a series of necessary social reforms and, in Scotland, delivered on devolution to provide more powers for our parliament.
He has always put the country first, and has done so again with his statement today