Scottish independence: Final countdown to independence vote
- 9 June 2014
- From the section Scotland politics
With Monday 9 June marking 100 days of campaigning left until the referendum on Scottish independence, campaigners on both sides of the debate have embarked on the final push.
But how has the campaign shaped up so far and what are we likely to see in the final weeks before the 18 September vote on Scotland's future?
Here's what's likely to come up:
Positive v negative
Striking the right tone has been vital for the campaigns.
On one side, Yes Scotland says it has been making a positive case for independence through its "Yes declaration" based on Scotland's ability to unlock its full potential.
On the other, Better Together says it has taken a similar approach, with their "Best of both worlds" slogan to make the case for Scotland staying part of Britain.
But there's been another side to campaigning. Take, for example, Chancellor George Osborne's view - backed up by Labour and the Liberal Democrats, that an independent Scotland would be blocked from using the pound.
Similarly, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has partly made the case for a "Yes" vote being about ridding Scotland of Conservative government.
And his deputy, Nicola Sturgeon, has accused PM David Cameron of "struggling to locate that part of his anatomy" which would see him go head-to-head with Mr Salmond in a TV debate. (Ms Sturgeon's advisers assured me at the time she was referring to the prime ministers "guts". Or lack of)
Claim and counterclaim
How much better off will people in Scotland be? Will public services be better or worse? What does Scotland need to be an international player?
These are all questions the two sides have sought to answer with a dazzling array of figures.
The Scottish government's most recent offering was the promise that everyone living in an independent Scotland would be £1,000 better off a year.
That very same day, The Treasury, in its own piece of analysis, said people in Scotland would get a "UK dividend" - worth £1,400 per person, per year - if they voted "No".
And not content with punting their own views, the two sides resorted to attacking each other for dodgy sums.
Mr Salmond said the Treasury's calculations had been "blown to smithereens" because they'd already been caught cooking the books, while Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander accused SNP ministers of offering voters a "bogus bonus" because their version hadn't taken all the factors into account.
Expect plenty more stats chat in the weeks ahead, as the campaigns continue to seek to put forward their economic arguments.
Independence: Scottish government view
Each person in Scotland
a year better off out of UK
Onshore tax receipts will be up £5bn by 2030
14% increase in oil and gas production between 2013-18
Tax receipts currently 14% higher in Scotland than UK