Referendum round-up: Energy | Currency | Oil

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 and analysis on Scottish independence from Scotland and beyond in this daily round-up from our dedicated referendum website.


The current single market for gas and electricity across Great Britain should remain in place if Scotland votes ‘Yes’ in September’s Scottish independence referendum, experts have concluded. The Scottish Government established an independent commission to look into future arrangements.

In other news, The Office for Budget Responsibility have downgraded their estimate of the income generated from North Sea oil by a quarter.

The new estimate is for projected receipts from 2020 to 2041.


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.

• Thom Brooks of Durham University looks at the border security and customs claims (and counter-claims) made in the Scottish independence referendum campaign.

• David Frost, the chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association, denies his organisation has been bullied in the referendum debate, and sets out his position on business intervening ahead of September’s vote.

• The Guardian’s Martin Kettle responds to calls by prominent Scottish writer Neal Ascherson for a ‘Yes’ vote in September’s Scottish independence referendum.

• The Economist magazine takes a globally-minded look at the discussion over the pound, one of the key issues in the campaign.

• Liam Turbett of Vice Magazine visits the Orange Lodge march in Glasgow that took place over the weekend, and assesses the possible impact of the Lodge’s intervention in the Scottish independence referendum.

• Guardian columnist John Harris reflects on his lecture at Edinburgh’s Summerhall as part of National Collective’s Yestival event. Watch the video here.

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