Scots independence referendum

First Minister Alex Salmond has announced that the Scottish Independence Referendum will be held on 18th September 2014.

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Michael Moore MP welcomes referendum date

Borders MP and the Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore, has welcomed the referendum date:

“I am glad people in Scotland have now been told the proposed date for the referendum.

“The debate about Scotland’s future has already begun and will only intensify, and that is something I look forward to.

“I am confident when Scots go to the polls they will vote in favour of Scotland staying within a strong and secure UK family.”

– Michael Moore MP

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Alex Salmond: 'I believe Scotland will vote yes'

Following his announcement that Scotland's independence referendum will be held on Thursday 18th September, 2014, First Minister Alex Salmond wrote:

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Sturgeon: 'Today is a very special day' for Scotland

Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called today "a very special day" as the date of the independence referendum will finally be revealed.

In a video released by the Scottish government, Ms Sturgeon said, "This is a very special occasion, and I think everybody in Scotland - whether you're a 'yes' voter, a 'no' voter, or if you've yet to make up your mind - will understand how momentous this occasion is."

"It names the date on which everybody in Scotland gets the chance to take our future into our own hands".

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