18th of September 2014, four million Scottish voters will be given the opportunity to vote; yes or no, should Scotland become an independent country?
If the majority votes yes, this will mark the end of the 300 years long period of time, in which Scotland has been a part of the British union.
1. What is devolution?
2. When did Wales, Scotland and Ireland join the UK?
3. What makes the Act of Union between England and Scotland different from the Act of Union between England and Wales?
4. When did Ireland leave the UK, and why did Northern Ireland remain in the union?
5. When did Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland become devolved, and which political institutions were then established in the three countries?
6. Which political party/leader introduced devolution?
7. Over what will Scotland hold a referendum Sep 18 2014?
Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland became devolved in 1999, as Tony Blair won the election for the New Labour party in 1997.
In Wales, an assembly was established, whereas Scotland got its own parliament. However, Northern Ireland was not given as much power as much power as the previous two countries.