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Get the latest on the referendum on our Scottish independence site. Picture: Jane Barlow

Get the latest on the referendum on our Scottish independence site. Picture: Jane Barlow

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CATCH up on the latest news, opinion, video and analysis on Scottish independence from Scotland and around the world in this daily round-up of the best stories from our dedicated referendum website.


Undecided voters are more likely to vote Yes than No in September’s referendum, but in insufficient numbers for a victory for pro-independence campaigners - that’s the main finding from analysis of the results of the British Election Survey in March and June.

Around 150,000 people in Scotland who currently receive the minimum wage could see their pay increase if there is a Yes vote in September’s referendum, according to the SNP. The party is proposing a commission on the issue in the event of independence.

The new UK science minister Greg Clark has warned that a vote for Scottish independence is a vote to leave funding bodies and research councils, in one of his first speeches since taking over in David Cameron’s recent cabinet reshuffle.


Our Scottish independence site showcases some of the best comment, analysis and opinion from across the web; here are some of our favourite articles from the last 24 hours.

Ronald MacDonald: Numbers for economy of an independent Scotland look scary

Ronald MacDonald, Adam Smith Chair of Political Economy at the University of Glasgow, looks at the possible financial outlook for an independent Scotland.

Daniel Kenealy: EU membership for Scotland, timing and terms

Daniel Kenealy reflects on the issue of EU membership for an independent Scotland, and highlights some of the key issues that will face Scotland in the event of a ‘Yes’ vote.

100 Weeks of Scotland: Meadowbank Stadium

Alan McCredie’s 100 Weeks of Scotland project, documenting 100 aspects of Scottish life in the weeks leading to September’s referendum, visits Edinburgh’s Meadowbank Stadium.

See more pictures at the link above.

Marvin Meintjies: A freer Scotland will still be run from London

South African journalist Marvin Meintjies discusses the Scottish independence referendum from a South African perspective. Meintjies meets with Brian Filling, South Africa’s honorary consul in Scotland, and assesses the changes that Scotland will likely see in the event of independence.

Marshall Gittler: What a breakaway Scotland would mean for sterling

Marshall Gittler of foreign exchange broker IronFX Global gives his take on the possible impact of the Scottish independence referendum on the sterling currency.

Gittler notes that both a ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ vote could lead to change in policy which could affect the pound

Rebecca Gonsalves: Scotch on the frocks – textiles and an independent Scotland

The Independent’s Rebecca Gonsalves looks at Scotland’s textile industry, and the recent resurgence in Scottish fashion, ahead of September’s vote on independence.

Kate Higgins: Scottish women won’t be silenced in referendum debate

Kate Higgins of Women for Independence gives her thoughts on the role of women in the Scottish independence campaign.

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