Report: Scottish independence referendum deal

Key points

  • Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Alex Salmond met in Edinburgh to sign an agreement about the 2014 Scottish independence referendum.
  • The historic deal paves the way for a referendum to take place in autumn 2014, with a single Yes/No question on Scotland leaving the United Kingdom.
  • The agreement, which has been worked on for the last few months, will see the voter age lowered, allowing 16 and 17-year-olds to take part in the referendum.

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  • Deirdre Kelly 
  • Sandy Murray 
  • Mona McAlinden 

Last updated 15 October 2012

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