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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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Vote countdown begins after 'unnecessary delay'

The Better Together campaign said the countdown to Scotland's independence referendum has begun after "months of unnecessary delay".

The Better Together campaign has created a countdown clock to the referendum. Credit: Better Together

"We now have just over 18 months to go to win the arguments and win the referendum. We have already made huge strides ... However, we cannot for one minute assume that we have done enough", the campaign said on its website.

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