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Broadcast on 3 September 2014

BBC Scotland's independence referendum debate from 3 September 2014, as filmed at the Music Hall in Aberdeen.

Duration: 1 hour.


  • James Cook.

Panel Members:

  • Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Deputy First Minister, SNP, Yes Scotland.

  • Jim Murphy, Former Secretary of State, Scottish Labour, Better Together.

  • Annabel Goldie, Former Leader, Scottish Conservatives, Better Together.

  • Brian Souter, Businessman, Yes Scotland.

Main questions asked:

  • Would an independent Scotland be less vulnerable to terrorism?

  • Would taxes rise in an independent Scotland?

  • Does the prospect of a strengthened UKIP presence in Westminster pose more risk to Scotland than independence would?

  • What's better for higher education, independence or the Union?