THE Scottish government is to propose outlawing nuclear weapons after independence, and Scotland’s clan leaders are set to outline their neutrality, in this round-up of the latest from our dedicated Scottish independence website.
The Deputy First Minister has restated the SNP’s opposition to nuclear weapons in Scottish territory, with suggestions that a ban on nuclear weapons could be enshrined into Scots law.
In other news, The Telegraph report that Scotland’s clan leaders will make a statement tomorrow pledging to stay out of the referendum campaign. The paper reports that the organisation is keen not to pick a side ahead of September’s vote.
Meanwhile, the Moderator of the Church of Scotland has reported receiving online attacks from both sides in the referendum debate.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Our independence site collects the best of the comment, analysis, features and video from the debate as it happens - here’s a small sample of some of the best pieces on the site.
• What do Canadians think of the Scottish independence debate? The BBC’s Glenn Campbell reports from the vast country, where one in seven people reports having Scottish ancestry.
• Peter Geoghegan takes commentators who compare the UK to the Balkans to task in a piece for Newsnet Scotland.
• A ‘No’ vote in the referendum would stifle the growing political energy and interest generated by the debate so far, according to Yes Scotland campaigner Pat Kane. Read more here.
• Scottish Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser reviews Herald columnist David Torrance’s new book on federalism for ThinkScotland. Fraser writes: “You wait ages for a good book on federalism in the UK and then, like corporation buses, two come along (almost) at once.”
• The leaders of the three main pro-union parties are expected to give a joint announcement on proposals for further devolution.
• Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown will appear in Edinburgh later today, in conversation with Scottish historian Sir Tom Devine.
• First Minister Alex Salmond will outline plans to give more power to Scotland’s island communities during a visit to Orkney.