Scotland independence vote date welded in steel

The Scottish independence referendum date has been welded in steel by apprentices at Steel Engineering Ltd.

The apprentices hold up their handy work with the referendum date etched in steel.
The apprentices hold up their handy work with the referendum date etched in steel. Credit: Twitter/@STVKaren

Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited the apprentices before the announcement was made.

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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.