The SNP say the paper puts pressure on the UK Government to open talks about the transition process before the vote in 2014.
"Today's paper provides the people of Scotland with a clear road map as to how Scotland would make the journey from a devolved system of government with the levers of power retained at Westminster, to a nation in which the powers of our national Parliament are complete and in which the people are sovereign."
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The Met Office have issued a warning for snow showers and icy strectches from Saturday evening until 10 am Monday
Kerrie Gosney brings you Saturday night's forecast
Severe gales possible for a time north of the border overnight. A cold, raw wind sets in Sunday. Showers turning wintry Monday & Tuesday.