Scots will vote on independence on Thursday September 18 next year, Alex Salmond announced this afternoon.
OVER the years the live political TV debate has played a major role in determining the outcome of crucial votes.
Leaders on both sides of the independence debate have clashed over a call to set the role of local government in a written constitution.
SNP ministers have privately voiced concerns about an independent Scotland being able to afford state pensions and unemployment benefits.
The biggest names from Scottish Labour joined mourners at a memorial service for much-loved politician Bruce Millan.