Would the Queen still be head of state in an independent Scotland?

Question: 

Would the Queen still be head of state in an independent Scotland?

Answer: 

The Scottish Government’s proposal is that the Queen remains Head of State in Scotland, in the same way as she is currently Head of State in independent nations such as Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

This would be the position for as long as the people of Scotland wished our country to remain a monarchy.

In future Scottish elections voters can elect a party or parties that wish Scotland to become a republic, just as today we could elect politicians to Westminster who want the UK to become a republic.

Yes Scotland is a grass-roots campaign organisation that seeks a new start for Scotland through independence. It is not affiliated to any political party and won’t be standing for election in May 2016 – and our supporters come from a wide variety of political backgrounds and none.

What unites us is simply the belief that Scotland’s future should be in Scotland’s hands, and this will deliver better government for the country.

The key point is that the future direction of Scotland will be decided at that election by the people who have the biggest stake in it – that is, the people of Scotland.

Topics: 
Citizenship, Government