Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called today "a very special day" as the date of the independence referendum will finally be revealed.
In a video released by the Scottish government, Ms Sturgeon said, "This is a very special occasion, and I think everybody in Scotland - whether you're a 'yes' voter, a 'no' voter, or if you've yet to make up your mind - will understand how momentous this occasion is."
"It names the date on which everybody in Scotland gets the chance to take our future into our own hands".
First Minister Alex Salmond has announced the long-awaited date of Scotland's independence referendum - 18th September, 2014.
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond will today announce the date for the country's referendum on independence.