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


Labour leader Ed Miliband called on Scots to vote No to “get rid of a Tory government” as he made his latest intervention in the independence referendum campaign. Miliband was visiting the Gyle shopping centre in Edinburgh.

In other news, police have launched an investigation after a man threatened to firebomb a Better Together campaign office in Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire on Wednesday.

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The man reportedly entered the office within the Cumbernauld Shopping Centre on Wednesday morning, and told staff that he would attack the building if they did not leave within 24 hours.

It has also emerged that Ukip leader Nigel Farage is set to hold an anti-independence rally in Glasgow in September, just days before the referendum vote takes place.


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.

Scotland’s shipbuilding industry requires a focus on smaller defence ships and commercial ferries, writes Alf Baird, and it needs independence to allow it to do so.

Brian McConnachie QC of Lawyers Together outlines his group’s view on the risks and disadvantages of Scotland becoming an independent country.

• National Collective’s Yestival tour continues, with Andrew Redmond Barr recapping the details from the arts group’s stop in the Borders town of Melrose.

• As Americans celebrate their independence day, H.D.S. Greenway studies the Scottish referendum from a US perspective in this piece from the Boston Globe.

• The Spectator’s James Forsyth outlines his view on the possible outcome of a ‘Yes’ vote in the Scottish independence referendum, and the possible implications for the remaining United Kingdom.

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• The Telegraph’s Ben Riley-Smith looks at the possible future of the Trident nuclear deterrent if there is a ‘Yes’ vote in the Scottish independence referendum. Watch the video on our independence site.

• Anthony McGann, Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde, takes an in-depth look at opinion poll data on Scottish independence, and tracks a trend in support for a Yes vote.

• Labour MP Jim Murphy reflects on the first ten days of his ’100 Days, 100 Towns’ tour ahead of the Scottish independence referendum.