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Scotland's future

Updated Tuesday, 23rd September 2014

On September 18th, 2014, Scotland went to the polls to decide on the nation's future. OpenLearn explored the background to the debates, what independence means, and the history of the nation both inside and outside the United Kingdom.

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A saltire with a superimposed extra triangle, suggesting a fast forward symbol Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license Whatever the people of Scotland would decide when they voted on the question of Scottish independence from the United Kingdom, it was a significant moment in the life of the country.

What would independence mean? How can you understand the debate? What do we mean by Scottish identity - is there more than one? How do other nations separate themselves from a wider entity?

OpenLearn tracked the debate - and arguments in favour and against.

UK future logoThis article is part of UK Future, a collection of articles and learning tools exploring the democratic debate about the UK's future.

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