Defence and security

Defence and security, including NATO

Army Air Corps Apache and RAF Chinook helicopters practise deck landings onboard HMS Illustrious. Picture: Ministry of Defence

Academic research

Democratic Audit UK and British Politics and Policy at LSE , Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE

Icelandic Review of Politics & Administration                                       

The future of the UK and Scotland, University of Edinburgh, St John's Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ                  

The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House,10 St James's Square, London, SW1Y 4LE

Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)  and the British Academy (BA)

Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum

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Business organisations

Federation of Small Businesses74 Berkeley St, Glasgow, G3 7DS

Law Society of Scotland, 26 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, EH3 7YR

The future of the UK and Scotland, University of Edinburgh, St John's Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ


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Constitutional campaigning bodies

Better Together 

Yes Scotland

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Opinion polls

Lord Ashcroft Polls

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Political parties

Scottish Conservatives’ Commission on the Future Governance of Scotland (Strathclyde Commission), 67 Northumberland Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6JG

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Scottish Government

Scottish Government St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG

Scotland’s Referendum


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Scottish Parliament

Scottish Parliament

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Think tanks

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Scottish Global Forum

The Scotland Institute

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Third sector

Scotland September 18, The Hunter Foundation, Marathon House, Olympic Business Park, Drybridge Road, Dundonald, KA2 9AE

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Trade unions

Scottish Trades Union Congress


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UK Government

HM Government

Scotland Office and Home Office

Scotland Office 1 Melville Crescent Edinburgh, EH3 7HW

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UK Parliament

House of Commons Defence Committee

House of Commons Library, London SW1 0AA

House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee

United Kingdom Parliament

Further information

This Referendum Hub is intended to be useful to those seeking information on the Referendum on Independence for Scotland, and on the debate around the Referendum.   Material has been selected by impartial researchers within the Scottish Parliament Information Centre, who have made every effort to ensure both sides of the debate are fairly represented.
It should be noted, however, that the Referendum Hub is not an exhaustive source of information on the Referendum.  It does not, for example, contain links to mainstream media, blogs, twitter feeds or other social networking sites. Nor should inclusion on the Hub of any paper, briefing or website produced by any organisation or individual be taken to imply approval or endorsement by the Parliament of the content of any such document or website.

Broad criteria

  • Research and position papers produced by or on behalf of Research Councils and professional bodies such as business organisations, academic institutions, trades unions and established think tanks
  • Briefings and policy papers produced by or on behalf of the UK and devolved governments and legislatures
  • Reports and findings produced by established public opinion polling companies
  • Papers produced by the main referendum campaigning groups and umbrella bodies.

Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe), The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP



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