Scotland has voted - and rejected independence.

After a dramatic count through the night, the result of the independence referendum were announced , confirming Scotland's desire to stay in the union.

Better Together had achieved a total of 2,001,926 votes (55.3 per cent), with Yes trailing on 1,617,989 (44.7 per cent).

The historic referendum has set a new record for turnout in any major election in the United Kingdom since the introduction of universal suffrage in 1918, with 84.4 per cent of registered voters casting a ballot - narrowly beating the 83.9% previous best recorded in the 1950 general election.

So to celebrate the survival United Kingdom, we've been thinking about all the things we enjoy sharing with our northern neighbour.

From grand castles to much-loved comics, fine ales to tasty foods, there's plenty of reasons to be grateful that Scotland is still part of Great Britain.

Click below for 20 things we can still share with the Scots

Of course, it's a two-way street - and we're sure some of our assets played a part in convincing Scotland to stay part of the UK.

Especially Yorkshire's offerings - from our stunning landscape to our friendly dialect and buzzing cities, we reckon Scottish voters just couldn't bear to be separated from God's own country.

Click below for 30 pictures that prove Yorkshire is the most beautiful place in Britain

30 pictures that prove Yorkshire is the most beautiful place in Britain