The UK Government has published a consultation document to gather public opinion on the proposal by the Scottish National Party (SNP) to hold a referendum on Scottish Independence.
The consultation will run until Friday 9th March and is open to all members of the UK public. Consultations play a vital role in shaping the future direction of Government policy and every voice counts. The consultation document is freely available to all from the Scotland Office at the following link:-
University of Glasgow staff and students can also find the consultation paper through the Public Information Online database which contains all official publications from the 2006/07 Parliamentary session onwards.
In 2010 the Scottish Government carried out a consultation to gather Scottish public opinion on this subject. This consultation document can be found on the Scottish Government website at the following link:-
You can also read the available responses to the consultation.
The results of the most recent large-scale poll of public opinion on Scottish independence can be found on the YouGov polling site.
For any further information on UK and Scottish Official Publications feel free to contact the Maps, Official Publications and Statistics Unit on level 7 of the library.
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