Hope in a time of uncertainty

Being independent is the opportunity to build something better, offering hope for the future, according to the First Minister, Alex Salmond, speaking to Yes Scotland.

As an independent country we can bring together our resources, our talent and our people to make Scotland a fairer and more successful country.

Why not find out more about what being independent means, by visiting our Why Vote Yes pages.

After all, it is fundamentally better for us all if decisions about our future are taken by the people who care most about Scotland, that is by the people of Scotland. That way, we can make Scotland the sort of country and society we all know it can be.

Citizenship, Economy, Government


  • Student support for a Yes vote was given a boost this weekend with declarations coming from three prominent figures within campus politics.

    The President, the Women’s Officer and Vice President of Education at the National Union of Students Scotland (NUS Scotland) have all given their backing for independence at the...

  • Many of the 60 Labour MPs who took the train to Glasgow today to plead for a No vote were accused of hypocrisy over their stance on the NHS.

    Only a fortnight ago, shadow health minister, Andrew Gwynne MP claimed that his party had been ‘fighting Cameron’s privatisation agenda every step of the way down in Westminster...

  • Yes Scotland today welcomed the statement from the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers’ Union (RMT), the largest railway and specialist transport union, that its members have voted in a union ballot to back Yes.

  • We have a once in a lifetime opportunity on September 18. More and more people, as we approach the referendum day, are waking up to the prospect of the better, fairer and more successful Scotland that we can create with independence.

    The deadline to register to vote is tomorrow – midnight on Tuesday 2nd of September....