Referendum round-up: Polling | Pensions

CATCH up on the latest news, opinion and analysis on Scottish independence from Scotland and beyond in this daily round-up from our dedicated referendum website.

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


Information Commissioners in both Scotland and England have been urged to intervene in a bid to force the UK Government to reveal details of unpublished polling on attitudes to Scottish independence.

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Meanwhile, the Scottish Government’s plans for pensions in an independent Scotland have been described as the “biggest mis-selling scandal in history” by the chairman of the Scottish Affairs Committee and a group of Scottish independence supporters have shown their backing for the ‘Yes’ campaign – by carving a 25-metre-high ‘Yes’ in a hillside.


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.

• Liam Kirkaldy of Holyrood magazine looks at recent claims of secret service involvement in the Scottish independence referendum, considering the impression made by the suggestions as well as the potential merit of the claims.

• Anton Muscatelli, principal and vice-chancellor of Glasgow University, responds to claims of intimidation of Scottish academics in the independence referendum debate.

• The Lallands Peat Worrier blog looks at claims by some industry figures of coming under pressure from SNP politicians over the independence debate.

• The Telegraph’s Ben Riley-Smith looks at four possible factors that could swing the Scottish independence referendum campaign in favour of the ‘Yes’ camp.

• The Guardian’s Madeleine Bunting visits the Outer Hebrides, and finds islanders and visitors divided on Scottish independence.

• Alan McCredie’s 100 Weeks of Scotland photo project continues on Orkney; view the full picture gallery.