On 20 October 2016, the Scottish Government launched a consultation on a draft Referendum Bill. The consultation paper set out the Scottish Government’s proposals for
legislation for a possible referendum on independence for Scotland. The consultation ran for
three months, and closed on 11 January 2017.
The consultation paper proposed a number of changes to the procedures followed in the
2014 Scottish independence referendum. Some of these related to legislative changes
implemented after 2014, and some were intended to address specific issues raised following
the 2014 referendum.
This report covers the key findings from the responses to the consultation.