Shares in the largest Scottish companies, notably financials, helped power the FTSE 100 higher this morning after the results of the Scottish referendum revealed the country had voted to remain part of the UK.
Prime Minister David Cameron has said there will be "no re-runs" of the Scottish referendum which saw a decisive vote in favour of the country remaining part of the UK.
The majority of Scotland has voted to stay as part of the UK, with the 'no' campaign taking 55% of the vote, but how did this look on the ground?
The pound reached a two-year high against the euro overnight while yields on gilts and treasuries rose, as Scottish voters rejected independence from the UK and investors swapped safe havens for equities.
An independent Scotland would result in its economy struggling for at least ten years, a poll of leading fund managers has said.
Artemis' William Littlewood does not expect the pound to suffer a sustained fall in the event of a ‘yes' vote in today's Scottish referendum, despite betting against the currency in his Strategic Assets fund.