With around 48 hours to go until voting begins in the Scottish referendum, David Cameron has warned there's no way back after a yes vote, and says he doesn't want Scotland to be 'sold a dream that disappears.'
But the First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond has accused the Prime Minister of scaremongering and says independence offers a once in a lifetime opportunity
Ahead of the Scottish independence referendum, Peter MacMahon went to Dumfries to find out what one of Scotland's most famous sons would have made of the debate.
One of the fiercest areas for debate in the referendum campaign so far has been over the future of the NHS, with claims and counter-claims from both sides about the possibility of it being privatised.
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The First Minister and Prime Minister are both campaigning in Scotland.
Alex Salmond accused the Prime Minister of "scaremongering" as he met business leaders at Edinburgh airport.
But giving a speech in Aberdeen, the Prime Minister warned there was no way back after a Yes vote and said he doesn't want Scotland to be "sold a dream that disappear."
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Prime Minister David Cameron has made a plea to Scots "not to break up our family of nations".
Speaking in Aberdeen, he said:
This is a decision that could break up our family of nations, and rip Scotland from the rest of the UK.
And we must be very clear. There’s no going back from this. No re-run.
This is a once-and-for-all decision...
If Scotland votes yes, the UK will split, and we will go our separate ways forever.
He said people would not just be voting for themselves on Thursday but "for their children and grandchildren and the generations beyond."
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Scots will have the chance to vote for a "stronger and safer" parliament in Edinburgh if they reject independence, former Lib Dem leader Sir Menzies Campbell said.
He said calls for further devolution of more powers to Holyrood had been "reinvigorated" during the referendum campaign.
Likening the independence campaign to an iron man contest, the MP for North East Fife said: "We are now three short days away from facing the biggest decision of our lifetime.
"The iron man equivalent of political campaigns is drawing nearer towards the finishing line.
"The choice is clear. People can either vote to leave the UK, with all the risks and uncertainties that independence offers. Or they can vote for a stronger and safer Scottish Parliament within the UK."
A Labour and trade union figure from the North of England is urging Scotland to vote Yes.
Craig Johnston, who is the former Labour Mayor of Carlisle, believes independence will “energise the debate about devolution” across the UK by encouraging a movement of power from Westminster to the rest of England.
Mr Johnston, who now works as a regional organiser for the RMT union, which backed a Yes vote next week, hopes that in an independent Scotland people who have a trade union agenda could have more influence.
He said he hopes a new constitution will implement workers’ rights and “instil a bit of fairness in the workplace”.
Alex Salmond has claimed the Prime Minister's "fingerprints are all over a scaremongering" campaign.
The Scottish First Minister hit out during a meeting with Scottish business leaders at Edinburgh Airport.
He also repeated his allegation that the Treasury leaked information to the media over RBS plans to relocate its headquarters to England if there is a Yes vote.
When you try to pressurise people, pressurise companies, as the Prime Minister has undoubtedly been doing and indeed the Treasury, then that's a different circumstance.
I think people in Scotland will know the Prime Minister's fingerprints are all over the scaremongering campaign and the Treasury's fingerprints are all over the bank campaign.
Prime Minister David Cameron, who campaigned in Edinburgh last week, is also back in Scotland today
Voters will decide the future of Scotland when they go to the polls on Thursday.