Alex Salmond maintains his 'Yes' campaign will win despite polls indicating a lack of appetite for independence.
Is it a coincide the Cabinets of both the UK and Scottish governments are meeting in Aberdeenshire on the same day? Of course not.
On the eve of Burns Night, Scotland’s First Minister has used the Bard’s words to describe the PM as a "mouse" over his refusal to debate.
First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond and the leader of the Better Together campaign Alistair Darling are preparing to take part in the second televised debate on the Scottish Referendum.
The leaders will debate four topics: Economy, Scotland at Home, Scotland in the World and What Happens after the Vote. They will also have a chance to cross-examine each other.
The debate kicks off at 8:30pm and will screened on BBC Scotland One and across the UK on BBC Two.
The First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge in response to an invitation from Alistair Darling.
In return, he nominated Prime Minister David Cameron remarking that he "saw him in a wetsuit the other day so I know he's got the equipment".
ALEX SALMOND HAS NOMINATED DAVID CAMERON FOR ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE. Over to you, PM. http://t.co/suHCvPby2e
He was joined by the deputy leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon.
Scotland's First Minister hit out at the Chancellor for publicly speaking against a currency union with an independent Scotland.
Alex Salmond told Good Morning Britain "it isn't George Osborne's pound" but a currency built up "by the people of Scotland and the rest of the UK over many years".
Alex Salmond has reiterated his calls for a debate on Scottish independence with the Prime Minister.
The move comes after a new poll suggesting English politicians getting involved in a debate would more likely make Scots vote for independence.
The Scottish First Minister also said he was surprised by Barack Obama's comments on independence.
"It was certainly surprising because the American government had made it very clear that they were staying studiously neutral in the democratic referendum that is taking place in Scotland.
"But of course David Cameron has been begging everybody internationally to say anything to help him in his travails at the present moment."
Pro-union campaigners and party activists should make a positive case for a "stronger Scottish parliament which stays in the UK family", Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said.
In a message to activists, he said: "With 100 days until the referendum, Liberal Democrats have a golden opportunity to loudly state our case for home rule for Scotland in a federal United Kingdom.
"We know that the majority of people in our communities, in our colleges and workplaces believe Scotland has the best of both worlds as part of the UK family.
"They agree with our liberal message that Scotland benefits from a strong Scottish parliament which shapes its own domestic agenda on matters like health and education whilst working across the UK family to boost jobs and growth.
"But we need to make sure that that majority of people hear our message over the summer months. I need you to get out and make our positive, sunshine case for a stronger Scotland which works together as part of the UK."
Independence is the only guarantee of more powers for Scotland despite pro-union parties outlining plans for further devolution under a No vote, First Minister Alex Salmond said.
– Alex Salmond, First Minister
There now appears to be consensus among all the main parties that Scotland needs substantially more powers.
But a Yes vote is the only option on the ballot paper which offers those powers.
Scotland is a hugely wealthy country. Official figures show that, as an independent nation, we would be the 14th most prosperous per head in the developed world, ahead of France, Japan and the UK itself.
First Minister Alex Salmond has urged Scotland to grasp independence "with both hands" as the 100-day countdown to the referendum approaches.
Mr Salmond said: "Tomorrow marks the start of that countdown to what will be one of the most exciting and historic days this nation has ever seen.
"It will be a decision on whether we are to be an independent country once again, joining the international community as an equal partner after an absence of more than 300 years.
"The referendum on September 18 is the biggest opportunity Scotland has had in those three centuries and it is one I firmly believe we will grasp with both hands".
He added that the "eyes of the world are on Scotland" but the international focus would only remain "with a Yes vote" on September 18.
First Minister Alex Salmond said Scottish Independence will create an opportunity for the rest of the UK "to address the economic and social challenges it faces".
Mr Salmond, who is confident of a Yes vote on September 18, made the comments as the 100-day countdown to the referendum approaches.
He said: "Independence will mean Scotland is no longer subject to Westminster policies imposed against the wishes of our democratic representatives".
"A quarter of a century ago it was Margaret Thatcher's poll tax - today it is the bedroom tax and the ongoing obscenity of Trident weapons of mass destruction located just a short distance from Scotland's largest city.
"An independent Scotland will also help to rebalance the economy across these islands, to everyone's benefit, and present an opportunity for the rest of the UK to address the economic and social challenges it faces."
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond said he has been speaking to D-Day veterans and hearing their "moving" memories of the events that took place 70 years ago.
Scotland's First Minister has been likened to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il by the man leading the campaign to keep the country in the United Kingdom.
Former Chancellor Alastair Darling told the New Statesman that Mr Salmond had "said on the BBC that people voted Ukip in Scotland because English TV was being beamed in to Scotland".
He added: "This was a North Korean response. This is something that Kim Jong-il would say."
The Better Together campaign said afterwards the comment was "a joke" but a spokesman for the Scottish First Minister demanded Mr Darling apologise for the "pathetic, puerile remarks".