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The White Paper on Scottish Independence will answer 650 key questions on indepdence, according to the Scottish Government.

The paper - called Scotland’s Future - Your Guide to an Independent Scotland - has a Q&A section which runs to more than 600 pages. It will be released this morning at the Glasgow Science Centre by First Minister Alex Salmond and Deputy Nicola Sturgeon.

The answers – along with downloadable copies of Scotland’s Future - Your Guide to an Independent Scotland - will be available at www.scotreferendum.com as a fully searchable resource so that members of the public can easily find the answers they are looking for ahead of the referendum.

Speaking ahead of the launch (happening later this morning), Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:

“Scotland’s Future - Your Guide to an Independent Scotland is the most comprehensive blueprint for an independent country that has ever been produced.

“This is a document for the people of Scotland; it is their guide to independence, and it will provide both a vision for Scotland’s future and the answers on independence that people have been seeking.

“As part of the guide we will be providing the answers to people’s questions on how we become an independent country, what the opportunities are of independence, how our institutions of government will work and what the benefits can be of a vote for independence.

“All of the answers will be available online so people can search for any answer they want, including those to questions submitted by members of the public themselves.

“The guide and the answers it provides will show clearly and simply the difference that we can make in Scotland if decisions on Scotland’s future are taken by those who care most about Scotland, that is the people of Scotland.

“Our message to the people of Scotland is simple: read this guide, compare it with any alternative future for Scotland and make up your own mind.

“This guide to an independent Scotland will set out a vision for Scotland’s future, the ways in which we can use the powers of independence to build a wealthier and fairer Scotland and ensure that everyone benefits from our natural wealth and talent. This guide to independence will move the debate forward from how Scotland can become an independent country to the kind of country we can be.”


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