Both nationalists and unionists agree that the referendum on independence will be the most important decision taken by the Scottish people in more than 300 years.
But as yet there is no agreement between our two Governments over what question or questions should be asked.
However, members of the Westminster coalition now appear to be conceding that the public vote will be held in 2014.
Scotland Tonight looked at the matter and spoke to the SNP MSP and former external affairs minister Linda Fabiani and with Scottish Labour's constitutional affairs spokesperson Patricia Ferguson.
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