The Scottish Independence Referendum Agreement

30 October 2012

From today, the UK Government's copy of the Scottish Independence Referendum Agreement will be on public display in the reading rooms at The National Archives.

This landmark agreement between the UK and Scottish governments which grants Holyrood the power to hold a referendum on Scottish independence, was signed on 15 October by Prime Minister David Cameron, First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond, Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore and Deputy First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon.

The document has been transferred to The National Archives under the Public Records Act and was accessioned into our collection on 18 October 2012 (catalogue reference CAB 311/1), representing one of the fastest journeys from record creation to accession for a document held here.

This important record can now be viewed, alongside one of the pens that was used to sign the landmark agreement, until 24 November.

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