Quebec separatists visit Scotland, taking notes

 Dozens of Quebec separatists have travelled to Scotland to witness its historic independence referendum on Thursday and see what they can learn from the spectacular advance of its "Yes" campaign.

Crowds flock to Scotland`s crucial referendum

Queues formed outside polling stations as Scots came out en masse on Thursday to vote for or against independence, with the "Yes" and "No" campaigns still vying to the last to win over voters in a blizzard of flags, posters and badges.

Catalan firefighters drive to Scotland to back independence

 A group of Catalan firefighters arrived in Glasgow on Wednesday to lend their support to a "Yes" vote in Scotland`s independence referendum in a convoy including a vintage car painted in the colours of the Spanish region`s separatist flag.

Dramatic British headlines greet Scotland `D-Day`

 Britain`s newspapers declared Thursday a "day of destiny" in dramatic front pages streaked with blue, white and red as Scotland votes on whether to split from the United Kingdom.

Facts and figures about Scotland

Scotland is home to nearly 5.3 million people, mostly concentrated in the southern lowlands. Its territory extends up to the Shetland Islands which are closer to the Norwegian coast than to the capital Edinburgh.

Here is a factfile for Thursday`s independence referendum:

Scots vote on independence, United Kingdom's fate on knife-edge
Scots vote on independence, United Kingdom's fate on knife-edge

The Scottish independence campaign has so far been marked by a unique decency, untouched by violence or hateful rhetoric, however on the voting day an untoward incident  has come to light.

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Scotland to vote on independence from the United Kingdom today

Scotland will vote today on independence from the United Kingdom and, though sport is a mere sideshow to more weighty political issues dominating the referendum debate, the implications for the sporting landscape on both sides of the Anglo-Scottish border will be immense if the nation decides to

US says Scottish independence vote could have economic impact

The United States will closely follow the Scottish independence vote on Thursday because it has potentially big economic consequences, a top Obama administration official said.

Scotland braces for historic independence vote
Scotland braces for historic independence vote

The campaign for Scotland`s independence referendum went down to the wire on Wednesday ahead of a knife-edge vote that will either see Scotland break away from the United Kingdom or gain sweeping new powers.

Cameron confirms he will not resign if Scotland votes 'Yes'

 British Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday said he will not quit his post if the result of the Scotland Independence Referendum, set to be held Thursday, is a "yes" in favour of independence.

Politicians, media analysing 'Yes' vote outcome in Scotland

 British politicians and media today began analysing the scenario if Scotland voted "Yes" to end its over 300-year-old union with the UK in the to independence referendum tomorrow that has aroused excitement and anxiety across the country.

Scottish independence referendum: UK PM Cameron says he's 'nervous'
Scottish independence referendum: UK PM Cameron says he's 'nervous'

British Prime Minister David Cameron has admitted that he's nervous about the Scottish Independence referendum.

World holds its breath, mostly hoping Scots vote 'No'
World holds its breath, mostly hoping Scots vote 'No'

The world is holding its breath but mostly hoping Scotland will vote "No" to independence from Britain in Thursday`s referendum.

Families divided as Scotland votes on independence

Few places are as important in Scottish history as Scone, where no less than 42 of the country`s kings were crowned. But like the rest of Scotland, this quiet corner of rural Perthshire, north of Edinburgh, is split down the middle on Thursday`s independence vote.

Head says no, heart shouts it: JK Rowling on Scotland independence referendum
Head says no, heart shouts it: JK Rowling on Scotland independence referendum

With just one day to go before the crucial Scottish independence referendum when the Scots vote to decide on their future, both the pro-independence and pro-union camps seem to have put their heart and soul into campaigning so as to convince the undecided voters on their side.

Scottish minister insists of using pound even if gets independence

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond Tuesday insisted that an independent Scotland could not be prevented from using the pound.

Scotland`s `Yes` campaign winning Facebook battle

Scotland`s "Yes" campaign appears to have the edge online, figures released by Facebook on Tuesday showed, even though it is still trailing slightly in the polls despite a late surge.