First Minister Alex Salmond insists an independent Scotland can be part of a Sterling currency zone with the rest of the UK
The first debate between Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond had barely finished when their respective teams went into battle.
Campaign rivals Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling both traded blows in a surprisingly feisty televised debate on Scottish independence.
Better Together leader Alistair Darling and Yes campaign leader Alex Salmond both made final pitches to referendum voters at the end of the Scottish independence televised debate.
The two closing statements are introduced by debate chair Bernard Ponsonby.
Watch them here:
Alex Salmond repeatedly pushed Alistair Darling to give a simple answer as he quizzed him more than 20 times if he agreed with David Cameron that Scotland can be a successful independent country.
The SNP leader told the former chancellor all he needed to give was a "yes" or "no" answer to his question as Darling repeatedly attempted to expand on his initial response.
But Darling refused to give him the word he wanted.
Watch the exchange here:
One of the feistiest exchanges in the independence debate came as Alistair Darling pushed Alex Salmond for his "plan B" if Scotland doesn't get to keep the pound upon leaving the union.
Unhappy with his first answer in which Salmond attempted to quote his opponent, the former chancellor asked the SNP leader to "contemplate for just one minute that you might be wrong".
Mr Salmond refused to contemplate the loss of the pound as he raised his voice to be heard above shouts from the audience.
Watch the feisty exchange here:
Alistair Darling has refused to give a yes or no reply to the question of whether Scotland could be a success as an independent country. ITV Border Political Editor Peter MacMahon has tweeted:
@alexsalmond says the answer is that we will use Sterling in a currency agreement. audience showing some scepticism over his replies
In his opening address, Better Together leader Alistair Darling has said the independence debate is not about "patriotism" but the future of the country.
He described the vote as the "biggest decision we've ever made" but warned "there is no going back" if the Yes campaign wins.
Mr Darling said Scotland must "use the strength of the UK to make Scotland stronger" and said: "We can have the best of both worlds" by staying in the union.
He vowed to ask Alex Salmond questions that "he hasn't answered yet" in the campaign.