Alex Salmond has resigned

He says he will stand down as first minister in November when a new SNP leader will be chosen. Follow live updates »

Scotland has voted against ending its 307-year-old union with England and Wales, with the Scottish National party conceding defeat in the historic referendum.

The Scottish referendum explained for non-Brits (ie most of you reading this) 

• Follow the referendum live - get the latest »

Tomorrow’s front page. Here’s a summary of today’s events, with more live coverage from 7am BST tomorrow. 

• Four new polls were released showing narrow leads for the no camp.

Also: arethescotsindependentyet.com

On 18 September voters in Scotland will be asked to make the greatest democratic constitutional decision in their nation’s history. The question is simple: should Scotland be an independent country, yes or no?

Everything you need to know about the vote »

Cool holiday cottages on the Isle of Skye, Scotland - in pictures

As well as the traditional cosy cottages you’d expect to find on the beautiful island of Skye, there are also a surprising number of cool contemporary properties with impressive eco credentials. See more

Photos, top to bottom:PR, James Ross, Andrew Lee. Click photos for captions. 

Your smartphone travel photosThe Braid Hills and Blackford Hill in Edinburgh are a series of small summits to the south-west of the city, commanding expansive views looking northwards over the urban area to the Forth. View the full gallery.

Photograph: Jonathan Carvajal/GuardianWitness