Scottish independence: Referendum library

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The Scottish independence referendum, on 18 September 2014, has generated a large amount of discussion over the nation's future.

  • For more on the Scottish independence referendum go to the BBC's Scotland's Future page.

Many groups, including governments, parliamentary committees and academics have published their own views on the issue - click on the topics below to have a look at what has been said.

Watch for updates as the days and weeks pass.

Independence: general

Culture and media

Defence and security

Economy

Energy

Environment

Fiscal policy

Foreign policy

Future of devolution

Monetary policy

Referendum arrangements

Regulation

Tax

Welfare

Compiled by Andrew Black, BBC Scotland.

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