Ministers from the UK and Scottish governments will today try to persuade countryside voters to back their respective causes.
First Minister Alex Salmond is holding a question and answer session at the 174th Royal Highland Show, near Edinburgh, to make the case for independence.
He will be accompanied by rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead and environment and climate change minister Paul Wheelhouse who hope to persuade people that the Scottish Government is right in its quest to break up the UK.
SNP ministers argue that farmers and fishermen would be better off if Scotland was a independent member of the European Union which would enable them to argue for settlements that better suit this country’s circumstances.
UK environment secretary Owen Paterson and Scotland Office minister David Mundell will argue that Scotland’s future is best served by remaining a member of the family of nations.
They will highlight that trade deals brokered by the UK Government have opened more than 150 new markets for produce like beef, salmon and whisky and helped Scottish firms tap into £179million of business.
Mr Paterson said export markets for Scottish food and drink were worth £6.2billion and supported 360,000 jobs.
Around 175,000 people from across Scotland and the world are expected to attend the four day event at Ingliston.