Nicola Sturgeon: 'An independent Scotland is priority'

The date of Scotland's vote on independence will be announced today, the Scottish Government previously said it is likely to happen in autumn 2014.

Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "Today we will unveil the date for the 2014 referendum which marks a significant and important step in Scotland's independence journey.

"In an independent Scotland, it will be this Government's utmost priority to create a system that will encourage young people into work environments like these, allowing them to play a full, active role in our society."

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Scottish independence vote date

The Scottish independence referendum will be held on 18 September 2014, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has announced.