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Independent Scotland would have to agree to adopt Euro after joining EU
Under EU law, a new member state is required to join the euro – but there is no compulsory timetable.
FactCheck Q&A: will Brexit lead to independence for Scotland?
Will a vote to leave the EU automatically trigger another referendum on Scottish independence?
FactCheck Q&A: Has Westminster broken its promise to Scotland?
David Cameron insists he has honoured his “vow” to Scottish voters, but the SNP says the promise that may have kept Scotland in the UK has been broken.
FactCheck Scotland: what happens next?
So Scotland is to stay part of the UK, Gordon Brown is at the centre of a new deal and Alex Salmond has resigned as Scotland’s first minister. What actually happens next?
Are investors really pulling out of Scotland?
A rash of news stories in recent weeks suggest panicked investors are pulling their money out of Scotland. FactCheck takes a look at the accounts.
FactCheck Scotland: has the Scottish government protected the NHS?
The Scottish government says it’s protected Scotland’s NHS from Tory cuts. FactCheck gives the yes campaign’s claims a check-up.
FactCheck Scotland: 10 facts you need to know before you vote
Are you voting in Scotland on Thursday? Then read this – 10 things you need to know about the referendum vote (but may have been scared to ask).
Is Scotland’s NHS under threat from Westminster?
Health is one of the key battlegrounds as the independence referendum looks. Will the Scottish NHS be better off in or out of the UK?
A nuke-free Scotland?
The SNP says it wants to rid Scotland of Trident nuclear missiles. Will it be able to keep the promise if Scots vote for independence?
Will an independent Scotland be better or worse off?
Scots will either be £1,000 better off or £1,400 worse off if they vote for independence, according to the UK and Scottish governments. Who to believe?
Has Salmond slipped up on Scotland’s oil?
Scotland’s oil is worth £1.5 trillion and will make the country one of the wealthiest in the world, according to the first minister. Is he right?
Scotland hands its economic future to England
Scotland’s first minister insists there is a “very, very powerful argument” for Scotland to retain use of sterling. FactCheck investigates.
Independent Scotland faces a fight over UK defence assets
The Scottish government has insisted that it will inherit its “fair share” of UK defence assets if it becomes independent. But FactCheck finds a report from the government begs to differ.
Why oil and debt will decide Scotland’s future
With a year to go until the crunch vote, is the economic case for Scottish independence falling apart?
Can Scotland avoid paying UK debt?
It’s a simple threat from the SNP: if an independent Scotland can’t keep the UK’s currency, it doesn’t have to take on the country’s debts. But is there any legal basis for this?