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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.

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First Minister Alex Salmond said he was "honoured" to announce Scotland's independence referendum will be held on 18th September, 2014.

"I believe it will be the day we take responsibility for our country, when we are able to speak with our own voice, choose our own direction and contribute in our own distinct way," Mr Salmond said:

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