Millions of people in Scotland are heading to the polls to vote on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent country.
Voters will answer "YES" or "NO" to the referendum question : "Should Scotland be an independent country?"
Polling stations opened across each of Scotland´s 32 local authority areas at 07:00 and will remain open until 22:00 today.
With many voters still undecided, both sides of the independence debate are still campaigning for votes.
The result is expected in the early hours of Friday morning.
Watch this video. It is an animated explanation of some fundamental questions prior to the referendum on Scottish independence.
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