Yes and No campaigns battle it out in third Soctland debate

Leading figures from Yes Scotland and Better Together are taking part in a 'Town Hall' style debate in Edinburgh this evening. It comes as the latest polls show a gap of just 6% between the Yes and No vote.

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Campaigns set for third independence TV debate

SNP deputy leader Nicola Sturgeon will be one of the panellists for Yes Scotland. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Leading figures from the Yes and No campaigns will go head to head tonight in the third major TV debate of the Scottish independence referendum campaign.

The debate will be broadcast live on STV Player tonight from 8pm to 10pm.

Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander will help make the case for a 'No' vote. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

STV political editor Bernard Ponsonby will host the debate in Edinburgh, with three panellists for each side.

Yes Scotland will be represented by deputy first minister and SNP deputy leader Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Green MSP Patrick Harvie and the actress and Scottish Independence Convention chair, Elaine C Smith.

Making the case for a 'No' vote will be Labour's shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson and Kezia Dugdale, Labour MSP and shadow education secretary in the Scottish Parliament.

You can follow the debate live on STV Player.

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