The First Minister unveiled "Scotland's biggest ever listening exercise".
Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.
With 97 per cent of the Scottish population registered to vote, a record turnout could swing the pendulum in favour of the Yes or No camp.
English-wide interests and identities need to be reflected and expressed in a reconstituted UK.
Plus: the pleasures of getting fatter, and an audience at No 10.
If Scottish Labour is to be rebuilt, it must draw inspiration from the energy, civic nationalism and creativity demonstrated by the pro-independence movement.
NS editor Jason Cowley writes from a cold, grey-skied Edinburgh on the eve of the vote.
Whatever happens, it all goes back to a quiet word in Pitlochry in the early months of 2012.
The nearer we got to polling day, the less the campaign became about statehood and the more it became about policy, from child poverty to social justice, from Gaza to Iraq.
The polls open for the Scottish independence referendum today.
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