Scottish separatists plan for new referendum after SNP triumph

However, any idea that the question of Scottish self-determination had been settled “for a generation” is in tatters according to campaigners talking to Newsweek.

Although SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon repeatedly said during the campaign that the general election was not about another referendum on independence, former deputy leader Jim Sillars said that it would likely create a backlash if the party didn’t include a commitment to another referendum in the “first line” of its manifesto for the Scottish elections in 2016.

As the only major party to be pro-independence, the SNP has quadrupled its membership since the vote, making it now the third largest party in the UK with around 105,000 members.