Register to receive email news alerts, daily digest, weekly roundup or Topic newsletters.
The referendum will be held on September 18, 2014.
The Scottish Cabinet were in Portlethen, outside Aberdeen, for a public discussion on independence.
In 2014 Scotland welcomes the world to join in the Year of Homecoming.
In addition to the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, there is a year-long programme to showcase all that's great about Scotland, including a host of mouth-watering food & drink events.
Discover brilliant moments on your doorstep in the Year of Homecoming 2014.
In July Glasgow will host the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Scotland’s biggest-ever festival of sport and culture.
Around 4500 athletes from 70 Countries will compete across 261 events.
“Hampden is being transformed for these Games and the raised playing surface is a fantastic example of innovation. It shows how we are making the best use of existing facilities to deliver world class athletics in Glasgow.”
Commonwealth Games and Sport Minister Shona Robison
Gleneagles will host the 40th Ryder Cup in September 2014.
It will be the first time in more than 40 years that the tournament has been staged in Scotland.
“The combination of staging the world’s best tournament and our initiative to put a club in the hand of every nine-year-old in Scotland can only mean continued success for the sport.”
First Minister Alex Salmond
A referendum on independence will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014.
Page updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014