Voters go to the polls in a referendum to decide if Scotland should have a parliament.

The referendum which takes place tomorrow poses two questions. Do the people want the establishment of a Scottish parliament? Secondly, do they want that parliament to have limited taxation powers? It is expected that voters will approve plans for a devolved parliament in Edinburgh.

The Scotts will decide on whether they want to loosen the grip Westminster finally managed to impose with the Act of Union of 1707.

The main opposition comes from the Conservative Party, which was wiped out in Scotland in the last general election. Conservative leader William Hague says,

This referendum is being held at the wrong time before all the details are available.

For Liberal Democrats, a yes vote would fulfil a promise made a hundred years ago of home rule for Scotland.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 10 September 1997. The reporter is Sean Whelan.