Alex Salmond: Optimist-in-chief

Despite the polls the First Minister and the 'Yes' side are convinced they can win on 18 September

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Former NFU leaders back 'Yes' vote

by Joe Pike

What would independence mean for farmers in the South of the country? Today four former Presidents of the National Farmers Union of Scotland claimed a yes vote would give rural Scotland a more powerful voice in Europe. But other farming leaders warned access to crucial markets south of the border could be made much more difficult. Joe Pike reports.

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Representing Border Special: Independence Debate in Stranraer

Representing Border is holding three special debates ahead of the independence referendum on September 18th, aimed at allowing would-be voters to get the information they need from politicians and other interested parties. This is the first of our debates, recorded on Monday at the North West Castle Hotel in Stranraer. The town has suffered economically in recent years, so money is one of the prominent topics on the agenda. The other debates will be held in Dumfries next month and Hawick in September.

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