18 September 2014 is the date.
Scotland will not be forced to adopt a scorched earth approach to public spending if it leaves the UK.
Next year, a referendum on independence will determine Scotland’s future, but the country’s artists have already launched their own fight for freedom.
The pro-independence camp can't afford to spend the next 20 months simply responding to aggressive unionist and media questioning.
Just 23 per cent of voters now support independence, the lowest level since devolution in 1999.
The biggest blow yet for the Scottish First Minister in a bad year for his party.
The closest parallel between Scotland and anywhere else is not Quebec, Ireland, Iceland, or Norway, but Canada.
One in four supporters have deserted the nationalist cause in 2012.
Salmond and his party have two years to gain an extra 20 points’ worth of support.
Blow for Alex Salmond as John Finnie and Jean Urquhart leave in protest at change of defence policy.