Last week, Prime Minister David Cameron, deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and opposition leader Ed Milliband ‘vowed’ to give Scotland more power if they stayed part of the UK. Now people want to know what those powers are.

Better Together campaigner and MSP for Dumbarton and the Vale, Jackie Baillie told the Reporter she was delighted with the overall outcome, but admitted disappointment at losing the vote in this area.

She added: “Our own ballot box sampling suggests a majority of people in the Dumbarton and Lomond wards voted No to independence. I do however understand that there will be some people who are disappointed with the result.

“In the debates and doorsteps discussions I found there was more that united us than divided us about our vision for Scotland. It’s vital we now come together as one team to address that shared vision and make devolution work for Scotland.” Joyce White, chief executive of West Dunbartonshire Council, announced at Clydebank’s Playdrome leisure centre that 62,496 votes had been cast in the area — a huge 87.9 per cent of those registered.

Mr McMillan said he would want to see more powers for job creation, defence, welfare and energy efforts to be given to Scotland “as soon as possible”. He also said he wanted further discussion on matters involving external affairs to also be considered.

The West of Scotland MSP continued: “Any offering from the Westminster establishment must be open, honest and transparent to be trusted by the people of Dumbarton and the Vale. Anything less will be treating these citizens with disregard, particularly as they voted in such great numbers for Independence.

“There could well be many drawbacks to a proposal that has strings attached but it’s clear that the Westminster establishment must now come forward with substantial change.” Lord Smith of Kelvin, who led Glasgow’s staging of the Commonwealth Games, is expected to oversee the process to take forward the commitments of the unionist parties.