The First Minister Alex Salmond welcomed the Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore to St Andrew’s House to continue discussions on the holding of the independence referendum.

After the meeting had concluded, the First Minister said:

“I met with the Secretary of State for Scotland and I will meet with the Prime Minister on Thursday, taking forward discussions with a view to getting agreement on the manner in which the independence referendum will be held.

“I hope that once the consultation process is completed, that will enable us to come to agreement. The voice of the people is key in getting a resolution.”