Your Scotland, Your Referendum

Closed 11 May 2012

Opened 25 Jan 2012


This consultation sought views on how the referendum would be run.

Read the full consultation paper

It set out the Scottish Government’s proposals for the question to be asked and the rules governing the campaign and the vote. A draft Referendum Bill is set out as an appendix to the document.

The consultation sought views on a number of issues, including what the ballot paper should say, what spending limits should be set on campaign groups and how the referendum should be managed and regulated.  It also set out the timetable for parliamentary and public debate.

Why your views matter

Responses to this consultation were used to inform the further
development of the bill before it was debated in the Scottish Parliament
during 2013.  The referendum was held in the autumn of 2014.

Published consultation responses

Here you can view published consultation responses where permission has been given to publish the response:

View submitted responses


This report presents the analysis of responses to the 'Your Scotland, Your Referendum' consultation on proposals for a referendum on Scottish independence.

Analysis of Consultation Responses


  • Constitution and Democracy