Indy Ref Takes A Step Forward

The powers needed to hold the referendum on Independence will be rubber stamped in Parliament today.

Holyrood's Referendum Bill Committee is expected to pass new legal powers that will allow MSPs to pose the question, set the date and give the vote to 16 and 17-year-olds.

The changes were approved by the UK Government in Edinburgh last month but they still have to be signed off by the Scottish and UK parliaments.