17,500 people back the Yes Declaration
Yes Scotland is the fastest growing campaign in Scotland, with 17,500 people now backing the Yes Declaration and over 4,000 volunteers signed up to help in every part of the country.
Yesterday saw the launch of a new volunteer pack, the Declaration Kit, which contains copies of the Yes Declaration. This means you can help the campaign grow even faster by getting the people you know to sign up to the core statement at the heart of the Yes campaign. You can get your copy of the pack here.
And, Yes Scotland supporters are out across the country today, with reports already coming in of successful events in Edinburgh, at the Meadows Festival, and Prestwick.
Today, we've published a couple more pages in the Get the Facts section of the website. We look at some of the costs and savings of moving to an independent government and how an independent Scotland will be governed. You can also learn more about the finances of an independent Scotland in this section of the site.
If you haven't signed already, you can put your name to the Yes Declaration here.
The story of a cancer sufferer opting for life-prolonging treatment so that she can live long enough to vote Yes in next year’s referendum is told today in the Scottish Sun newspaper.
Since the launch of the Yes Scotland campaign last year, I have travelled the length and breadth of the country, from Stornoway to Stranraer, from Dunoon to Dundee. During the course of my travels, I have spoken to thousands of people at a variety of venues, including town halls, schools, community centres and miners’ welfare clubs.
by Angus Millar - The views in this article are those of the guest author and do not necessarily represent the views of Yes Scotland.
As the public scrutiny of the No campaign’s “Project Fear” tactics continues, here is a list of just some of the most high profile examples of scaremongering they have used to try to frighten Scots into voting No.
Last month, the Sunday Herald revealed that some inside the No campaign privately use the name “Project Fear” to refer to themselves, in recognition of their negative tactics.
Scotland has the wealth, the wisdom and the will to be a better and fairer country, says Yes Scotland's chief executive, Blair Jenkins.
Speaking on the eve of the 500-day countdown to the independence referendum, he said: "What we need is the wherewithal and the self-confidence to take our future into our own hands and create the kind of country we want for ourselves and future generations."