Referendum on Independence

The Scottish Independence Referendum took place on September 18th 2014.


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Further information

This Referendum Hub is intended to be useful to those seeking information on the Referendum on Independence for Scotland, and on the debate around the Referendum.   Material has been selected by impartial researchers within the Scottish Parliament Information Centre, who have made every effort to ensure both sides of the debate are fairly represented.

It should be noted, however, that the Referendum Hub is not an exhaustive source of information on the Referendum.  It does not, for example, contain links to mainstream media, blogs, twitter feeds or other social networking sites. Nor should inclusion on the Hub of any paper, briefing or website produced by any organisation or individual be taken to imply approval or endorsement by the Parliament of the content of any such document or website.

Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe), The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Latest documents

A selection of documents added in the last week.

Elections Scotland, Electoral Management Board for Scotland, Room 206, Lothian Chambers, 59-63 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1RN

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