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The campaign against Scottish independence must move beyond economics to arguments of the “head and heart”, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with staff member Ian McNeil during a visit to the Quaker Oats site at Cupar in Scotland

Cameron offers further devolution as he rallies Scots to defend Union

David Cameron tried to stave off the threat of Scottish independence – and the end of the United Kingdom – by promising more devolved powers to Scotland if the country votes no in the referendum about whether or not to secede.

Alex Salmond during First Minister's Questions at the Scottish Parliament yesterday

'Progress' made in referendum talks, says Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond said "modest progress" has been made in talks with the Scottish Secretary about the independence referendum.

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond launched his bid for an independent Scotland yesterday

The question for Scots: should we be independent?

Scots should be asked the question "Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?" in any referendum on breaking away from the rest of the United Kingdom.

Alex Salmond unveils Scottish referendum question

First Minister Alex Salmond today unveiled his plans for a "straightforward" vote on independence which could see Scotland leave the United Kingdom.

Alex Salmond to unveil independence vote plans

Alex Salmond will today unveil his Government's plans for a vote on independence for Scotland.

Alex Salmond wants 'equal relationship'

Alex Salmond today called for a "positive relationship of equals" between Scotland and England under his independence plans.

Alex Salmond during First Minister's Questions at the Scottish Parliament yesterday

Alex Salmond seeks talks with Michael Moore

Alex Salmond has called for a meeting with the Scottish Secretary later this month to discuss the referendum on independence.

Tom Harris steps down over Alex Salmond jibe

A Labour MP has stepped down from his role as the party's social media adviser in Scotland after he created an online video portraying SNP leader Alex Salmond as Hitler.

Warning over legality of Scottish referendum

The Scottish Government risks flouting a "fundamental principle of democracy" if it stages an "unlawful" vote on independence, the Advocate General for Scotland said today.

Scotland won a decisive victory against England in 1314 in the Battle of Bannockburn

Hardeep Singh Kohli: A Scotland that believes in itself can be what it wants

A country once treated as a needy child is able to control its own destiny

Alex Salmond during First Minister's Questions at the Scottish Parliament yesterday

Vote for independence if you want – but you'll lose the pound, says George Osborne

Chancellor asserts that Scotland would suffer from joining the euro and struggle to stand alone

Scots would get a new passport, probably with the slightly
different Scottish coat of arms

Hamish Macdonell: How would the division work? It's complicated...

Examining the practicalities of an independent Scotland

Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister and Scottish National Party leader

Alex Salmond resists referendum calls

Alex Salmond has dismissed fresh attempts at the Scottish Parliament to force an early referendum on independence.

Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister and Scottish National Party leader

Parties unite over deal to stop Scots independence vote causing a crisis

A deal to head off a constitutional crisis over plans for a referendum on Scottish independence was emerging last night as the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats joined forces to oppose the break-up of the United Kingdom.

David Cameron and Ed Miliband unite to back union

David Cameron and Ed Miliband joined forces today in pledging to fight to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom, as Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond told Westminster politicians to "butt out" of the debate.

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