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.
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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.