Scotland's First Minister will today announce the date for the country's referendum on independence.
The SNP have already declared the vote will take place in Autumn 2014, but Alex Salmond will give an exact day as he presents his Referendum Bill to parliament.
His party have refused to comment on speculation the date will be October 18th, a Saturday. In recent weeks there has been some suggestion that speculative date first published by The Sun newspaper had now been dismissed in favour of a traditional Thursday vote - either the 9th or 16th of October.
The party are remaining tight-lipped until Mr Salmond gets to his feet in the Scottish Parliament at 2pm.
Deputy Leader Nicola Sturgeon said:
Meanwhile opposition leaders have criticised the SNP for its delay in announcing the date.
Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont said:
The announcement of the date comes within a Bill setting out the legal framework of the vote itself and confirmation of the question - Should Scotland be an independent country?
After today, Scots will know on what date they have to choose their country's fate.