Scots should not stay silent on independence just because they live in other parts of the UK, Scottish Secretary Michael Moore will say today.

He called on an estimated 800,000 Scots to "say loudly" how they have benefited from the union ahead of the 2014 referendum.

The Scottish Government has said the decision should be taken by those who live in Scotland.

Giving a speech in London, Mr Moore will say: "It is right that those who vote in the referendum are those who live in Scotland. But that doesn't mean that voices elsewhere in the UK should be silent."

l The House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee is to look at the present and future cross-border rail franchises.