Your Comprehensive Guide to the Scottish Independence Referendum
At this point we should state our own position; we are 100% in favour of independence for Scotland and are actively campaigning for a YES vote. However, we believe in a fair debate with all the information being made available as widely as possible. There is therefore a section listing all the pro-Union websites we can find, plus links to relevant articles in other sections - but the bulk of the links are to well-reasoned material that we believe makes a compelling and irrefutable case for a YES vote next year. Read it for yourselves and see if you agree.
The Edinburgh Agreement
This historic agreement was signed on 15 October 2012.
The Agreement committed the United Kingdom Government and the Scottish Government to work together to ensure that a referendum on Scottish independence can take place.
The two governments agreed that the referendum should:
- ~ have a clear legal base
- ~ be legislated for by the Scottish Parliament
- ~ be conducted so as to command the confidence of parliaments, governments and people
- ~ deliver a fair test and a decisive expression of the views of people in Scotland and a result that everyone will respect
The question to be asked was discussed and approved by the electoral commission. On September 18th 2014 voters will be asked to vote yes or no to the following question:
Should Scotland be an independent country?