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Our proposal is that on day one of independence, all British citizens who live in Scotland and all British citizens born in Scotland but residing elsewhere would automatically be considered Scottish citizens. Others may be able to apply for citizenship following independence through routes such as citizenship by descent or by naturalisation.
Under these proposals Scotland would not create a barrier to individuals holding Scottish citizenship alongside British or any other citizenship.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.