We clearly are now facing a No vote, and as I said in my IBTimes article this morning, that will result in a national trauma that will take a long, long time to recover from. I don't always agree with Gordon Wilson, but I think he's absolutely right that Scotland's influence within the UK will now vanish. In the long run, the biggest questions may be for the likes of Kenny Farquharson, who convinced themselves that there was some kind of constructive way of voting No that could move Scotland forward, even in the absence of meaningful pledges from the London parties.
One battle we mustn't lose, though, is the battle for the truth of how this referendum was won by the No campaign. I've already seen Louise Mensch retweeting a succession of comments from Tory Union Jack waving idealists, trying to weave a narrative that No voters were somehow embracing a positive message about the UK, rather than being terrorised into rejecting independence by the most negative, cynical campaign in modern British political history.
They may have won the referendum, but let's not allow them to steal the truth. They chose fear, and won with fear, and as a result Scotland and the UK are diminished places.