Alex Salmond's resignation marks the start of huge economic and political change that are likely to take place over this important political year.
Have the opinion polls used during the run up to the Scottish referendum, hindered the chance of a fair vote being cast?
Gordon Brown, in pole position in the event of a no vote to be hailed as the man who saved the union, has crafted a detailed plan for a post-referendum constitutional settlement in the UK, including a new role for an elected House of Lords as an arbiter in disputes between the four nations.
The latest Survation poll, for the Daily Mail, gives Better Together a four point lead, but puts Yes up from last week.
Campaigners including Alastair Darling are working against an independent Scotland for economic, political and social reasons
David Cameron enters probably the most critical fortnight of his premiership with his aides juggling two alternative frenetic schedules.
A look at some important issues that haven't figured strongly in the independence debate
Will democracy prevail in the vote for Scottish Independence?
The 307-year-old union between Scotland and England hangs by a thread as a fresh Guardian/ICM poll put the yes vote in next week's referendum just two percentage points behind those supporting no.