Salmond, as usual, is telling lies. (Aside for non-Scots: The big lie Salmond tells is that he claims he and his "Scottish National Party" support and campaign for Scottish national independence, whereas they are disinterested in or hostile to genuine national independence and settle for much less. "National independence" implies that a nation has the independence to elect the head of the nation state, the president of a national republic, whereas Salmond only supports independence for appointed Queen's ministers of Scotland, administering a state, a kingdom, within the Windsor dynasty realm, "the union crown". In other words, Salmond surrenders the position of head of state to the Windsor royal family, and opposes the Scots independently electing a Scottish head of a Scottish state, as I explain, somewhat angrily, in this video) So this election result is not a victory for "a society and a nation". What nonsense! This is a victory of one party of royalist lackeys, the SNP, over other parties of royalist lackeys. The Queen wins again, like she always does when elections are rigged by the broadcasters spending so much air-time between elections broadcasting propaganda on behalf of the royal family, as recently with the royal wedding, then during political debates, giving preferential media coverage to royalist parties and royalist candidates. This election was rigged in favour of the Queen's candidates, as are all the other elections in her kingdom. It would be different and a good thing if the SNP had a republican leader and platform to fight for a Scottish republic, starting with banning the Queen from Scotland. But Salmond is a royalist and the SNP under his leadership is a royalist party and they are in politics to serve their Queen and to serve themselves. They are not in politics to serve the Scots. So the exact opposite of a Scottish republic will continue, as will soon be proved when the Queen visits Holyrood to rubber-stamp her new SNP administration at the opening of the new session of the Scottish parliament. What more Queen's government means for Scotland is a continuing stream of death, disaster and missed opportunity for the Scots. This is not "victory for the Scots". This is subjugation and brainwashing of the Scots by the United Kingdom and union crown state as per usual.