SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 has been confirmed as the date for Scotland's referendum to decide whether it wants to remain part of the UK or become an independent country.
First Minister Alex Salmond revealed the date in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon.
Voters will be asked the question “Should Scotland be an independent country?”.
There will be a formal 16 week campaign period prior to the vote.
The referendum will be overseen by the independent Electoral Commission, responsible for regulating the campaign rules, informing the public about the referendum and reporting to the Scottish Parliament on the conduct and administration of the referendum; and
Alex Salmond said: “On 18 September 2014 people across Scotland will vote to determine their country’s future. It will be a historic day, and one on which this ancient nation decides its place in the world."