As-it-happened: Scotland's future debate on Wednesday, 18 September, 2013

Key points

  • First Minister Alex Salmond led a debate in Holyrood a year to the day voters in Scotland will take part in the independence referendum.
  • For the first time in the UK, the franchise will allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote on Thursday, 18 September, 2014.
  • The question which will appear on the voting paper will be a straight yes/no question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

Live text


  • Steven Brocklehurst 
  • Deirdre Kelly 
  • Doug Kennedy 

Last updated 18 September 2013

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