Referendum round-up: Business plans | Glasgow 2014

Get the latest on the referendum on our Scottish independence site. Picture: Jane Barlow
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CATCH up on today’s news, opinion and analysis on the Scottish independence debate from Scotland and around the world in this round-up from our dedicated referendum website.


More than eight out of ten businesses in Scotland do not yet have plans in place to deal with the result of the referendum if the country votes for independence, a new survey has revealed.

Almost 84 per cent of Scottish firms that were questioned in the latest KPMG Business Instincts Survey said they had not yet considered a continuity plan for a ‘Yes’ vote.

Commonwealth Games fans attending Glasgow Green have hit out at officials who told them to remove their Yes badges. Spectators revealed they were told to take off the button badges at the gates by security guards who told them they ‘represent a protest’.

In other news, Alex Salmond has been accused of a “huge deception” over his plans for a currency union after a Yes vote, and a new pro-independence group - Mums for Change - has launched with an open letter calling for Scotland must vote Yes in the Scottish independence referendum.


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 of the debate.

Video: Should Glasgow 2014 be a politics-free zone?

Labour activist Duncan Hothersall and legal blogger Andrew Tickell, aka Peat Worrier, discuss the row over flags at the Commonwealth Games in this clip from STV’s Scotland Tonight.

Billy Kay: Say Yes for a fairer, richer future

Scottish independence will bring equality and opportunity to the forefront in Scotland, according to author Billy Kay.

Kelly McParland: Money will do the talking as Scots near vote

Kelly McParland of Canadian newspaper the National Post looks at the Scottish independence debate, and surmises that the country’s financial future is likely to be the key issue in September’s referendum.

George Kerevan: No way are we a nation of quitters

Predictions of a mass exodus by either camp after 18 September are greatly exaggerated, writes George Kerevan in this Scotsman column.

Mark Lawson: Is it still possible to make a ‘British’ TV programme on Scottish history?

TV commentator Mark Lawson looks at BBC documentary series The Stuarts, and wonders whether it is possible to produce historically accurate shows on Scotland’s past - that all sides can accept - in the midst of the referendum.

Mairi McFadyen: Scotland the Brand

Mairi McFadyen of National Collective looks back at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and calls for a ‘Yes’ vote in September’s referendum to enable Scots to reimagine their national identity.

20 people explain why they’re voting ‘Yes’

Buzzfeed take to the streets of Edinburgh to ask 20 residents of the capital for their reasons for backing a ‘Yes’ vote in September’s referendum.

… and 20 people explain why they’re voting ‘No’

The viral news website also canvassed opinion among ‘No’ voters in this picture gallery.

Get the latest referendum news, opinion and analysis from across Scotland and beyond on our new Scottish Independence website