16 and 17-year-olds are voting for the first time in September, but some still think of young people as apathetic and ill-informed about politics. Yet new research from the University of Edinburgh suggests the referendum is challenging that stereotype.
Joe Pike has been to Jedburgh where enthusiasm for debate is growing:
'Born in the Borders' visitor centre has opened near Jedburgh. It showcases products from more than 70 local suppliers from the South of Scotland, Cumbria and Northumberland.
Below it's explained why the centre will only sell local produce:
A visitor centre has opened up near Jedburgh that only sells produce from the South of Scotland, Cumbria and Northumberland.
The Born in the Borders Visitor Centre showcases products from more than 70 local suppliers in its food and drink shop, goods and gift shop and cafe.
Borders musician Lori Watson sang and performed a specially written song called 'Born in the Borders' at the official launch today.
The remains of a building thought to have been built in the 11th or 12th Century have been uncovered by archaeologists in Jedburgh.
The site, opposite Mary Queen of Scots House, has been earmarked for building accommodation on.
The discovery of what appears to be a house with a fireplace, and artefacts, means the planning for flats is to be reconsidered with the remains kept accessible.
Archaeologists are working to identify exactly what period the remains are from. Meanwhile, they have been covered up for protection.
The MSP for South Scotland Jim Hume is leading a campaign to try and prevent the closure of sheriff courts in Selkirk and Jedburgh.
This follows the decision to shut courts in Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway, as well as at Duns and Peebles as part of a cost cutting exercise by the Scottish Government.
Jim Hume and Willie Rennie Scottish Lib Dem leader tell us about the campaign:
MSP for South Scotland Jim Hume is leading a campaign to try and prevent the closure of Sheriff courts in Selkirk and Jedburgh.**
Discussions about doing that and opening a central justice centre in the borders in Galashiels are being held in Edinburgh.**
A group of protesters met in Selkirk today along with Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie.
The decision to shut courts in Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway, and Duns and Peebles has already been made as part of a cost cutting exercise by the Scottish Government.
A rally is being held this afternoon to protest against the possible closure of sheriff courts in the Borders.
The Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, Willie Rennie, will join local MSP Jim Hume at Selkirk Sheriff court later.
It's a murder which has shocked a quiet community and puzzled detectives. But today a 10 thousand pound reward was offered to catch the killer of a grandmother battered to death as she stayed at a friend's luxury home.
Valerie Graves was found dead at the waterside property in Bosham near Chichester on December 30th. She was staying there over Christmas with her mother, sister and sister's partner.
Police say a hammer found near the house was used to kill Valerie. Sarah Cooper reports.
Detectives investigating the murder of Valerie Graves from Maxton near Jedburgh are offering a £10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of her killer.
The 55 year old was found with serious head injuries at her mother's home in West Sussex on December 30th.
Sussex Police have interviewed more than 200 people as part of the investigation but feel there may still be witnesses who have yet to come forward.
Detectives investigating the murder of Valerie Graves are offering a reward of £10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of her killer.
The 56-year-old was found with serious head and facial injuries in Smugglers Lane in Bosham on the 30th December.
She had been staying at the property while the owners were away over Christmas.
Since the murder, more than 200 people have been interviewed and over 100 statements have been taken, but police still feel there are witnesses with more important information that have not come forward.
Detective Superintendent Nick May said, "This was a savage attack, where a significant level of violence was used. We know that a hammer, found nearby in Hoe Lane, was used by the offender and we are seeking the public's help to catch this person before they hurt someone else.
"We particularly appeal to anyone who knows personally, has met professionally, or has a relationship with someone who is violent and who may have used, talked about or threatened violence with a hammer in the past.
"You may have your own concerns or suspicions about this person already, but for your own reasons have not yet come forward.Let me reassure you that we can support you whatever your concerns, but this person must be caught."
Anyone with information should ring 101 or email email@example.com quoting Operation Ensign.