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As set out in the Bill, the vote will take place on September 18th 2014.
People will be asked to answer 'yes' or 'no' to the question "Should Scotland be an independent country?"
The Bill also sets out spending limits for the two main campaign groups, Yes Scotland and Better Together, and the rules surrounding the referendum's purdah period which prevents government from announcing any new legislation.
MSPs have already agreed to extend the franchise to 16 and 17-year-olds.
MSPs are set to debate the legislation that will allow the independence referendum to happen next year.
The Scottish Independence Referendum Bill sets out the date and the procedures that need to be followed.
The Referendum Bill Committee has backed the general principles of the legislation.