Your Scotland, Your Referendum


This consultation seeks views on how the referendum will be run.

Read the full consultation paper

It sets 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 seeks 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 sets out the timetable for parliamentary and public debate.

Why we are consulting

Responses to this consultation will be used to inform the further
development of the bill before it is debated in the Scottish Parliament
during 2013. 

The referendum will be held in the autumn of 2014.

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Published consultation responses

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

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


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Elections and Constitutional Development Division


Consultation is Closed

Ran from 25 Jan 2012 to 11 May 2012

Other Information


  • People of Scotland,
  • Those with an interest in Scotland


  • Referendum,
  • Voting,
  • Politics,
  • Constitution