Stuart Hogg has had an eye catching start to the Six Nations. Another strong performance this afternoon could book his ticket to Australia
Once associated with the hunting, shooting, fishing set, Harris Tweed is enjoying a global surge in popularity.
Hollyoaks stars and designer Wayne Hemingway MBE are supporting NHS Blood and Transplant's appeal to recruit vital new blood donors.
Chief Superintendent Jeanette McDiarmid will now be the be in charge of policing for Lothian and the Borders. She told ITV News that people in Scotland have nothing to fear from the controversial restructure.
She says it will put a greater emphasis on community policing:
Eight forces are being merged into a single unit under one Chief Constable. The force has a budget of £1.2billion for 2013/14. The Fire and Rescue Service is also being merged.
Scottish Power has announced that it is providing hotel accommodation to any customers that are expected to remain without power this evening.
Around 300 households in Dumfries and Galloway are still without power but Scottish Power said it should be able to restore electricity there "in the near future".
The company said it has more than 300 engineers in the Wigtownshire and Barrhill areas of western Scotland, and that they are encountering "some of the most difficult conditions they have ever faced".
Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont said that with the date set "we can see an end in sight", but Scotland will be "on pause" until the independence referendum is out of the way.
The date means Scotland's independence referendum will be held in between the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
Following his announcement that Scotland's independence referendum will be held on Thursday 18th September, 2014, First Minister Alex Salmond wrote:
in 547 days from now - Thursday 18th September 2014 -Scotland will vote "yes" or "no" to independence.
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 Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon posted this picture of her signing the independence referendum bill.
She wrote on Twitter, "When I joined @thesnp at 16, I never imagined I'd one day put my signature on an #indyref Bill #specialmoment #yes".
– Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
“Today we will unveil the date for the 2014 referendum, which marks a significant and important step in Scotland’s independence journey.
“We have an ambitious vision for this country, one that is prosperous and successful, reflecting Scottish values of fairness and opportunity, promoting equality and social cohesion.
"But I believe this vision can only be realised through the powers that independence will bring.
“In an independent Scotland, it will be this Government’s upmost priority to create a system that will encourage young people into work."