It is a significant and material change in circumstances, and it is, therefore, a statement of the obvious that the option of a second referendum must be on the table. And it is on the table. There are many people who voted against independence in 2014 who are today reassessing their decision.
This is not a situation that I wanted Scotland or the UK to be in today. In my responsibility in a climate of uncertainty is to seek to lead us forward with purpose. Whatever happens as a result of this outcome, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland will always be Scotland's closest neighbors and our best friends.
Nothing will ever change that.