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.

Asian immigrants' vote may swing Scotland referendum

As the Scottish referendum becomes too close to call in the lead up to Thursday's vote, the Asian immigrant choice could prove crucial.

Britain pledges state funding to Scotland ahead of independence vote

Britain promised to guarantee Scotland`s high levels of state funding, granting Scots control over healthcare spending in a last-ditch attempt to shore up support for the United Kingdom before Thursday`s vote on independence.

Three British leaders sign ''No'' vote pledge

 The leaders of the three main parties at Westminster Tuesday signed a pledge for more powers for Scotland if in Thursday`s referendum it rejects independence.

US prefers a united Britain

 The White House has said that the Obama administration prefers a "united" Britain, two days before the Scots cast their votes on whether to split.

Palestinian bagpipers back Scottish independence

Scottish independence campaigners have found an unexpected source of support ahead of a landmark referendum on the fate of the United Kingdom -- Palestinian bagpipers.

US wants `strong, robust, united` UK : White House

The United States stepped into Scotland's knife-edge independence debate on Monday, indicating that it hoped its "special relationship" with ally Britain remained "united."

Worry, mystification in China over Scotland independence vote

 As Scotland heads to the polls this week to vote on whether to become independent, one country with restive regions of its own is watching the debate unfold with nervousness and some mystification - China.

British PM heads to Scotland hoping to boost `No` vote

 British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday makes his last visit to Scotland ahead of this week`s independence referendum, hoping to boost the "No" vote, with polls predicting a very tight race.

Queen to Scots: Think carefully about future

Queen Elizabeth II has made her first comments about this week's Scottish independence vote, urging Scots to "think very carefully about the future."

Fate of United Kingdom hangs in balance after latest Scotland polls
Fate of United Kingdom hangs in balance after latest Scotland polls

The future of Scotland and the United Kingdom looked uncertain on Sunday, five days before a historic referendum on independence, as polls showed the rival campaigns running desperately close.

Will not bring another referendum: Scotland Minister Alex Salmond

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond Sunday said there will be no second Scottish independence referendum for another generation even if he loses Thursday's poll by a single vote.

Rivals bid for votes in 'knife-edge' Scotland referendum
Rivals bid for votes in 'knife-edge' Scotland referendum

Campaigners for and against Scottish independence scrambled for votes on Sunday ahead of a historic referendum, as a religious leader prayed for harmony after polls showed Scots were almost evenly split.

Poll shows 53 percent Scottish support for staying in United Kingdom

Supporters of keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom have a six percentage point lead over secessionists, an survey carried out for the Observer newspaper showed on Saturday.

Scotland: Road to the referendum

Thursday`s independence referendum is the culmination of a long fight by Scottish nationalists to break from Britain.

Alex Salmond: Scottish leader who will win either way

Scottish leader Alex Salmond has good reason to look forward to next week`s independence referendum -- he`ll win either way.

What if? Scotland`s steps to independence
What if? Scotland`s steps to independence

 With polls showing Scotland`s upcoming independence referendum too close to call, the rest of the United Kingdom is starting to consider seriously the implications of a "Yes" victory.

'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result

On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears.

Flemish nationalists tread cautiously on Scottish independence vote

Scotland`s independence vote inspires Flemish nationalists with hope but, with negotiations underway on forming a new Belgian government, they also have their reasons to tread carefully, analysts say.