Scots independence referendum

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


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



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:


I’m honoured to announce that on Thursday 18 September 2014 we will hold Scotland’s referendum #indyref #yes (AA)


I believe on 18 September 2014 Scotland will vote YES to create a better country than we have now #indyref #yes (AA)


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".

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond will announce the referendum date before the Scottish parliament later today.

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