Independence Debate, Independence Referendum

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With Scotland's independence referendum set for 18 September 2014, Moray must consider the consequences of constitutional change.

There are questions that need close examination and a thorough airing so that local people at least reach an understanding on where we will stand on the outcome of the referendum.

The Northern Scot is offering this special debate page as a platform to discuss a wide range of opinion on the issue. This newspaper is taking an objective viewpoint to ensure your coverage is fair and balanced. Please contribute by commenting on articles or emailing

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Council workers banned from putting Yes No stickers on their own cars


Published: Fri 29 Aug 2014

Unison said the ruling was a breach of human rights

A ROW has broken out after council workers were told to remove "Yes" and "No" campaign stickers from their cars and keep their views on Scottish independence to themselves. Council bosses warned staff that displaying stickers on their own cars during office hours was strictly forbidden and a breach of conduct - prompting a union leader to step in.

Alistair Darling heading back to Inverness


Published: Fri 29 Aug 2014

Alistair Darling is visiting the Highlands next week

Alistair Darling will be stopping in Inverness on Tuesday in a return visit to the Highlands. The Labour Party politician is leading the Better Together campaign.

A new vision unveiled


Published: Thu 14 Aug 2014

Robin McAlpine is speaking in Inverness tonight

WEALTH shared in common and for the wellbeing of all will be the topic of a lecture hosted in Inverness tonight, Thursday, August 14th.

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