A bill to lower the voting age to 16 in the independence referendum has been formally lodged in the Scottish Parliament.
The idea was agreed in principal last year by First Minister Alex Salmond and Prime Minister David Cameron.
If passed, it will be the first time in the UK that the franchise has been extended to include 16 and 17-year-olds in a national poll.
A separate Bill detailing the proposed single question referendum will be brought forward later this month.
More top news
19-year-old Ethan Stables, of Egerton Court in Barrow, has been charged with an offence under Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
Our run of disappointing weather continues - but for how long?
The Margaret Forster Room will be available for hire to the public and will be formally opened by author and broadcaster Hunter Davies.