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The debate on Scottish independence

Updated Tuesday, 30th April 2013
This collection of articles outlines the debate being held in the run up to the Scottish independence referendum.

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This collection outlines the debate being held in the run up to the Scottish independence referendum in September 2014, specifically in terms of the arguments for and against independence. It links with the collection of articles entitled The context for the independence debate which examines the process of how and why the issue of independence came to political prominence in the first decades of the 21st Century.

Consequently, this collection focuses on the substance of the debate in terms of how it is being fought and what the outcomes could mean for people living in Scotland. It is also accompanied by a related collection of articles: Independence, social welfare and a fairer Scotland.

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All the articles in the collection

Article 1: The opposing camps

Article 2: Assessing the popularity of Scottish independence

Article 3: Media fairness and bias 

Article 4: A complex and evolving debate

Article 5: The case for independence

Article 6: Defending the Union: The case for staying in the UK

Article 7: The developing debate

Article 8: The meaning of independence and Summary

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This article is part of the Scotland's Future collection, exploring the debate and national identity as the country prepares to vote on independence.

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