The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on Thursday, 18 September, when Scotland will vote whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdom.

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Women prepare placards in the 'Yes' campaign offices in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
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A Scottish Saltire flies in the garden of a cottage on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
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Supporters of the 'Yes' campaign are confronted by a police officer as they try to disrupt a 'No' campaign rally that leader of the Labour party Ed Miliband was to address, in Glasgow.Paul Hackett/ Reuters
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Bagpiper and busker David Whitney of Aberdeen, Scotland, plays the bagpipes near Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in central London.Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters
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Supporters of Scotland's 'Yes Campaign' applaud as bride to be Ruth Cheadle from California holds a 'Yes' banner as she waits to be married, in Edinburgh. Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond said on Tuesday there was nothing new in London's offer of greater powers.Russell Cheyne/Reuters
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Opposing supporters for the Yes (L) and No campaigns, argue in Edinburgh, Scotland 8 September 2014.Russell Cheyne/Reuters
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Dogs wearing a union flag and a Scottish Saltire are seen at the Birnam Highland Games in August.Russell Cheyne/Reuters
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Members of the Field Marshall Montgomery Pipe Band react to winning the annual World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow Green, Scotland, in August.Russell Cheyne/Reuters
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Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is seen on a television screen as patrons socialise in the Kay Park Tavern, a pub near the main business district in Kilmarnock: once a proud industrial town, it is now named the worst place to live in Scotland, battling high unemployment and with pawnbrokers and discount stores dominating its shopping centre.Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters
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James Wallace wears a kilt as he stands outside the entrance to Edinburgh, just before the Burns Night when Alex Salmond unveiled his plans for an independence referendum in defiance of British government proposals.David Moir/Reuters
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Manpreet Sing Makkar poses for a photograph in Calton Hill. Makkar, who is originally from Punjab in India, moved to Scotland in 2001 and is active in the Yes campaign.Paul Hackett/Reuters