Scottish independence vote date

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

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Sturgeon: 'Today is a very special day' for Scotland

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".

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