Scottish independence: simple question - but no easy answers

Michael Keating

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle


The Edinburgh Agreement of October 2012 pledged both Scottish and UK governments to holding a referendum on Scottish independence before the end of 2014 and to accepting the outcome. A few weeks later, with the help of the Electoral Commission, they agreed on the wording of the question:

Should Scotland should be an independent country? Yes/No
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2013

Bibliographical note

Michael Keating receives funding from the Economic and Social Research Council under the Future of UK and Scotland programme.


  • Scottish independence
  • SNP
  • Scotland
  • EU referendum
  • Foundation essays UK


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