Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond addresses supporters at a rally in Perth, Scotland on the final day of campaigning. Photograph: Getty Images

Scottish first minister Alex Salmond declares it 'most exciting day in Scottish democracy’

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband: jostled and called a traitor, a liar at an Edinburgh shopping centre. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Analysis: Better Together has allowed itself to be intimidated off the pitch

A boy plays football in  the Govan area of Glasgow. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Most deprived areas of city are referendum battlegrounds that Yes side targeted

A bakery employee places a ‘question mark’ cupcake between a Scottish Saltire cake and a Union cupcake at a bakery in Edinburgh yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

‘Scotsman’ poll puts the No side at 52 percentage points, while Yes is at 48 points

Louise Richardson, principal of the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Photograph: Robert Ormerod/The New York Times

Salmond tried to force Waterford-born Prof Louise Richardson to withdraw warnings

British prime minister David Cameron delivers a speech in Aberdeen yesterday: “On Friday, people could be living in a different country, with a different place in the world and a different future ahead of it.” Photograph: Reuters/Dylan Martinez

A Yes vote in independence poll would be a ‘once and for all’ decision to leave the UK

The former head of the British army, Lord Dannatt, wrote in the Sunday Telegraph that 100 Scots had died serving with the British Army in Northern Ireland in “a bloody fight” fought “to keep Scotland as part of a United Kingdom that included Northern Ireland”. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA.

Lord Dannatt accused of turning Scottish soldiers’ deaths in NI to political advantage

Voters concerned in “the face of a robust Yes campaign”.

Supporters of a No vote gathered yesterday on a cricket pitch

Queen Elizabeths
 has until now 
studiously 
avoided entering the referendum debate. Photograph: Fred Thornhill/Reuters

Monarch’s remarks end silence on issue as opinion polls show result too close to call

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