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Summary

  1. Referendum campaigns in final push
  2. Alex Salmond writes letter to voters urging 'Yes' vote
  3. Darling tells rally 'case for independence has not been made'
  4. The latest polls suggest 'No' is on 52% with 'Yes' on 48%
  5. Scotland's independence referendum takes place on 18 September
  6. Voters will be asked: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

Live Reporting

By Graham Fraser, Giancarlo Rinaldi and Tom Moseley

All times stated are UK

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Daily Mail

The Scottish edition of the Daily Mail:

Daily Mail front page
Daily Mail

The Sun front page

The Scottish edition of The Sun:

The Sun front page
The Sun

Video - Alex Salmond

Watch Alex Salmond at the Yes Scotland rally in Perth calling the independence referendum an "opportunity of a lifetime".

The Scotsman

The Scotsman's polling day front page says it is a "day of destiny".

Scotsman front page
The Scotsman

Video - Sir Menzies Campbell

Watch the former Liberal Democrat leader explain to an audience in Edinburgh why Scots should vote no.

Daily Record

Tomorrow's Daily Record has Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond going head to head.

Daily Record
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Daily Mirror

On tomorrow's front page, the Daily Mirror pleads with Scots to vote No.

Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror

The Times

Tomorrow's Times has a front-page referendum wrap.

Times front page
The Times

Financial Times

The referendum is dominating tomorrow's front pages. Here's the Financial Times:

FT front page
Financial Times

Latest polls

Two new poll results have just been released.

YouGov, for The Sun and The Times: Yes 48%, No 52%.

Survation, for the Daily Record: Yes 47%, No 53%.

The results are excluding don't knows, which were 6% in the

YouGov poll, and 9% with Survation.

'Vital to understand'

"The one thing which is absolutely vital to understand is that every independent commentator, every governor of the Bank of England, every representative of the Institute of Financial Studies is wrong according to Alex Salmond," Sir Menzies Campbell told the Big Show for No.

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Alan Gardener: I was a No voter who has been sickened at the negative and wholly biased "Stay together" campaign of alarmist, bullying, scaremongering, that I wondered just why it was suddenly so important that we "Stay Together" and are promised new powers all at the last minute. Don't believe a word of it. That's why the NO campaign has confirmed which way I will vote. I'm voting YES. A resounding, unequivocal YES.

'UK impact'

Sir Menzies Campbell went on: "One of the things that offends me about this campaign is every time you hear a speaker on behalf of Yes, you never ever hear a word about the impact on Northern Ireland, Wales or England of the end of the United Kingdom."

'Envy of the world'

"We have never had any civil war, we have never been invaded - in spite of Hitler's efforts - nor did we ever succumb to communism or fascism," added Sir Menzies Campbell.

"And why is that? It is because this is a country based on democratic principles and the recognition of human rights and on the rule of law. It is a country which is emulated and copied throughout the whole of the rest of the world.

"They envy us our system and that is a very significant reason why we should do everything in our power to preserve it."

'Successful union'

Former Lib Dem leader Sir Menzies Campbell tells the Big Show for No in Edinburgh: "Ours is the most successful political union ever seen in the world - 300 years."

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James Martin: The UK is broken and Scots are tired of Westminster, not England. We are scarred with foodbanks, inequality, self-serving politicians and yet Scotland is expected to turn down the chance of a better future to sentimentally "not break the UK". We cannot accept a second-best future through fear of change.

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Patrick Marks: I can't see society suddenly becoming much fairer and free from poverty under independence and feel that there will be a period of turmoil as we suddenly discover how difficult it will be to change to the extent claimed by yes campaign.

At present local authorities are facing huge cuts and this will not disappear with independence and I haven't heard yes explaining how they will plug the gaps in this area which affects the most vulnerable in society. Oil is not the panacea for everything. I'm afraid I feel that yes are telling untruths which will disappoint those voting for the first time when the changes promised don't materialise!

A colourful No

With a few thousand Yes supporters and some No campaigners in George Square in Glasgow earlier, one No voter took the colourful approach with his bike.

No bike
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'Not about me'

Mr Salmond added: "When the pages of books yet unwritten speak to generations yet unborn of this time and this place, our Scotland today. What story is it we will tell?

"We are engaged with a conversation with our fellow citizens but we are also engaged in a conversation with the future.

"The vote isn't about me, it isn't about the SNP, it it isn't about the Labour party or the Tories. It is about you - your family, your hopes your ambitions."

'Trust in ourselves'

"The question of trust in this election is trust in ourselves," Mr Salmond says.

An independent Scotland would "start as one of the richest countries in the world", he adds.

'Mass destruction'

Independence would give Scotland the opportunity to remove the "obscenity of weapons of mass destruction" says Mr Salmond.

'Fallen apart'

Mr Salmond says Westminster's offer of new powers for the Scottish Parliament has "fallen apart at the seams" with Conservative backbench MPs threatening to scupper the plans.

'Politically engaged'

"We are now living in the most politically engaged country in western Europe", says Mr Salmond.

He says the reaction from Westminster to the "people power" of the Yes campaign was "telling", saying an offer of new powers had been "cobbled together".

'In the bag'

Mr Salmond says the three main Westminster parties agreed to the referendum "because they thought they had it in the bag".

Campaign highlights

Mr Salmond talked about his highlights of the campaign.

He spoke about people in Dundee queuing up to register to vote in the independence referendum so they could vote Yes.

'Opportunity of a lifetime'

Mr Salmond said: "Tomorrow is our opportunity of a lifetime. We are having this wonderful democratic experience because the Westminster parties agreed to it as they thought they had it in the bag. This is our opportunity of a lifetime and we must seize it with both hands."

'We are the underdogs'

Mr Salmond talks about the success of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

He adds: "We meet here not to celebrate, not to presume. The latest poll has us on 49% - that means we are the underdogs in this campaign as we always have been."

He then urges campaigners to campaign right until the close of polls at 10pm tomorrow night.

'Greatest campaign'

Alex Salmond is now on the stage of the Yes rally at Perth Concert Hall. He called the Scottish independence referendum "the greatest campaign in Scottish democratic history."

Alex Salmond
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'Wonderful people'

Ms Sturgeon added: "I have met wonderful people who are yes supporters, and I have met wonderful people who are No supporters.

Nicola Sturgeon
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"We right now are engaged in a passionate, robust debate and that is how it should be.

"On Friday, we cease to be the Yes campaign and the No campaign and we become one country moving forward united together."

'Control our future'

Nicola Sturgeon, speaking at the Yes rally, said: "Here we are, standing on the cusp of our moment in history, standing on the eve each and every one of us in our country has tomorrow with a simple cross on a ballot paper - to take control of the future of our country into our own hands and to keep it there forever."

'Apathy is gone'

Elaine C Smith, speaking at the Yes rally, tells the crowd: "What is wonderful is the engagement in politics, the engagement of people across the country talking about the issues that matter to them. That cynicism and apathy is gone."

Elaine C Smith
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Patriotism call

Labour MP Jim Murphy tells the crowd at the No rally in Edinburgh: "Patriotism isn't on the ballot paper".

Yes rally

James Cook

Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

Elaine C Smith addresses supporters in Perth to rapturous applause: "I'm only here because I want this place to be better." #indyref

'Ties that bind'

Addressing the Big Show for No rally, Menzies Campbell added: "The ties that bind us are strong. They will be severely ruptured if the vote tomorrow is a vote for separation."

Edinburgh rally

The Better Together rally is taking place at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh. Speakers include former Scotland rugby captain Gavin Hastings and comedian Rory Bremner.

In his speech, former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell warned of Britons returning from fighting with extremists in Syria and Iraq, saying a "decoupling" of the security services in the event of a Yes vote would be a "distraction".

'Complete uncertainty'

Rory Bremner, a performer at the Big Show For No, tells the BBC: "I'm not going to tell anyone which way to vote.

"But all I know is what swung it for me is the knowledge that if we get a no vote on Friday morning we still have a currency, we are still a member of the European Union and there are powers which have been pledged for our parliament.

"Whereas if we vote yes on Friday morning we wake up and we have complete uncertainty and that's what swung it for me."

Boos in Perth

James Cook

Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

Crowd here in Perth booing the BBC's political editor Nick Robinson who is in the gallery. Organisers trying to stop it.

Family comes first

Michael Buchanan

Social Affairs Correspondent, BBC News

Amid #indyref acrimony, a Yes activist on his plans for tomorrow. "Taking my 84 year old gran to vote No. She's my gran. Gotta respect her."

Crowd grows

James Cook

Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

Perth Concert Hall is filling up for the most important speech of Alex Salmond's career.

Perth Concert Hall
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