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Scottish referendum: What would a yes vote mean?

Voters in Scotland will soon be asked in a referendum whether they want the nation to become independent from the rest of the United Kingdom.

The Scottish National Party, whose central aim is independence, won the 2011 Scottish Parliament election by a landslide, giving them a mandate to stage the vote.

Lucy Hockings reports on how the poll will work - and what a Yes vote would mean for Scotland.

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