How can I watch the Scottish independence debate and when does it start?

Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling

The debate on Scottish independence is only being broadcast in Scotland, but the rest of the UK can watch online

LAST UPDATED AT 14:15 ON Tue 5 Aug 2014

After months of negotiations, SNP leader Alex Salmond and leader of the Better Together campaign Alistair Darling will come together this evening to debate the merits of Scottish independence.

When is the debate it and where will it be held?

The event will start tonight at 8pm at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, and will last for two hours.

How can I watch it? 

Viewers in Scotland will be able to watch the debate live on STV, while people in the rest of the UK can watch the livestream on the STV player. In order to use the STV player, users will be requested to complete a simple sign-up procedure.

What happens if I miss it?

It will be repeated on STV Glasgow at 11.15 pm and again on Wednesday at 1.30pm and available to watch again on the STV player soon after airing.

There will also be a special edition of Scotland Tonight on STV at 10.30pm, with in-depth analysis of the debate. International and UK viewers will be able to watch it here.

How can I join in the discussion?

Viewers are encouraged to join the debate on Scottish independence on social media using the hashtag #ScotDecides on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

Will there be another debate?

Both sides have "provisionally agreed" to come together for another debate, this time on the BBC on 25 August, the Daily Telegraph reports. · 

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