Today, Prime Minister David Cameron and Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond to sign historic Scotland and the United Kingdom Agreement. The document defined the conditions under which Scotland will hold a referendum on independence, the official site of the British Prime Minister.
The agreement was signed in Edinburgh, at the headquarters of the Scottish Government. This was preceded by several months of negotiations.
The main stumbling block was the desire of the Scottish side put to a referendum, apart from the question of independence, the question of granting additional powers to the Scottish Parliament. The British prime minister, in turn, insisted on bringing the issue to a referendum on independence, which, according to the English side, may deter many voters. In the end, the metropolis on this key issue took over.
The opportunity to vote in a referendum will get all the Scots at the age of 16 years, which was a concession to David Cameron Edinburgh.
The referendum on independence will be held in 2014. It is planned to coincide with the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, where Scottish King Robert the Bruce defeated the troops of the English monarch Edward II, thereby fully restoring the independence of the country.