The threat to Scotland’s place in the European Union in the event of a No vote has been highlighted again today – after it emerged that up to 100 Tory MPs are preparing to include a personal pledge in their election manifestos to vote for the UK to quit the EU.

Media reports today suggest that the move will be seen as a "vote of no confidence" in David Cameron’s ability to negotiate an EU deal which would be acceptable to the increasingly Eurosceptic Westminster establishment – and follows on from reports last week that Mr Cameron himself would back an EU exit if he didn’t get his way in negotiations.

Commenting on the surge in people across Scotland who have been signing up to the electoral roll to vote in the independence referendum – many who will be voting for the first time in their lives – Alex Salmond said that the unprecedented scale of new voters adding themselves to the register could prove a decisive factor on September 18.

A galaxy of Scotland's top talent is taking to the stage in the final push for a Yes vote in the country's historic referendum campaign.

The star-studded event by SCA Promotions is taking place at Edinburgh’s century-old Usher Hall on the evening of September 14, with tickets going on sale Monday.

Green Yes, the Scottish Green Party's campaign for a Yes vote in the independence referendum, is rubbishing the latest comments by Highland Libdem MP Danny Alexander.

Today Green MSP Patrick Harvie begins a tour of the north with meetings in Aviemore, Elgin and Inverness, while Independent MSP John Finnie debates Mr Alexander in Kingussie.

The backing of the Convener of Orkney Islands Council Steven Heddle has been welcomed as a significant boost to the Yes campaign by Nicola Sturgeon today.

Writing in a personal capacity in today’s edition of the Orcadian, independent councillor Steven Heddle highlighted the strength of Scotland’s economy, stating that we are "set up to be the wealthiest country that ever gained independence, one of the 20 wealthiest in the world according to the Financial Times, ahead of the UK and France."


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