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Scottish independence: Alex Salmond's opening statement

Scotland's First Minister, and head of the Yes campaign, Alex Salmond has made his opening statement in the televised debate between himself and Alistair Darling.

Mr Darling is leader of the Better Together campaign.

The live television debate has been taking place at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, and topics of discussion are expected to include the currency, the NHS and North Sea oil and gas estimates.

This will be the final television debate before the referendum on Scottish independence takes place on 18 September 2014.

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