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Scottish independence: Alternative visions of Scotland in 2034

21 January 2014 Last updated at 18:35 GMT

Voters in Scotland will go to the polls in the Scottish independence referendum on 18 September.

The choice between establishing Scotland as an independent country or remaining as part of the UK is the single biggest political event for the country in 300 years.

So far the independence debate has concentrated on what might happen in the years immediately after the referendum. What difference will the result make in 20 years time?

BBC Scotland's Ian Hamilton has been looking at both possible outcome, Scotland which voted to be independent and an alternative universe where the Union remained intact.

You can also follow our coverage of the independence issue on our Scotland's Future index.