17:55 UK time, Monday, 3 March 2014
A speech by Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon places focus on what the unionist parties have to offer in the event of a no vote.
The Section 30 Order giving Holyrood powers to hold a referendum by the end of 2014 was agreed by the Privy Council, a body made up of senior UK political figures.
The Scottish government introduces a Referendum Bill to the Scottish Parliament setting out the date of the ballot - 18 September, 2014.
The SNP government publishes its 670-page "blueprint for independence" White Paper. The unionist parties will also publish their ideas for keeping the UK together.
Royal Assent is given to the Referendum Bill, making it an act of the Scottish Parliament.
A formal 16-week campaign period begins during which time limits will apply to the amount of money registered campaigners can spend.
On Thursday, 18 September, people in Scotland vote in the independence referendum. They will be asked the yes/no question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"
A deal on sharing control of the pound between an independent Scotland and the rest of the UK is "unlikely", analysts at the global bank Citigroup say.
What are the 'no' parties offering on further devolution?
Key steps in the journey to an independence vote
Why does £500 keep popping up in referendum polling?
All you need to know about voting in Scotland's independence referendum on 18 September.
... happen to Hearing Dogs for the Deaf after a yes vote? And your other referendum questions
If you are a small country, how do you go about defending yourself?
Is there a 'fine art' to crafting a referendum question?
Steven Brocklehurst on who owns oil and gas in Scottish waters
What are the key issues facing both sides?
Would .co.uk continue after independence?
How do small nations cope in a big world? asks Allan Little
Flag experts draw up Union jack designs without the Scots blue
Study looks at whether youngsters follow the same voting patterns as their parents
Looking at pensions as a key issue of the referendum
Laura Bicker on the road with Yes Scotland campaign
Laura Bicker on the road with Better Together campaign
Yes, no, not sure and not telling - comedians are talking politics
BBC's Douglas Fraser asks if there is a vision for the future of the UK
How do the styles of Salmond and Cameron compare?
How much North Sea oil is produced and how much cash does it bring in?
Allan Little on the Catalans who envy Scotland
The North Sea oil and gas industry over the last four decades
Polling expert John Curtice on Osborne speech reaction
Do politics and sport really mix? Here is a look at some examples
What got you excited during the BBC's referendum debate?
What are the differences between Holyrood and Westminster?
Key issues in the debate over Scotland's currency
Psychologists on how Scots will react to currency union rejection
Eight international journalists on Scotland's referendum
Is there an alternative to a currency union?
From currency to defence - pro-Union claims examined
Would independence see people in Scotland having two passports?
Views on the post-independence energy debate
Broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove on what it means to be Scottish
Key Scots stats - from weekly pay packet to population size
Andrew Black on what the post-yes sterling debate is all about
BBC sports editor David Bond looks at the ramifications for sport in the event of "yes" BBC Sport
Key papers on the arguments for independence and the Union
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