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


  • The No campaign’s promises of more powers after a No vote have fallen apart in less than 24 hours. A chorus of Tory MPs in England have been objecting to the Westminster party leaders’ vague promises of more powers for Scotland.

    As if we needed it, it is the final proof that only independence will guarantee the powers...

  • Yes campaign leaders today urged their volunteers to go out and win every last vote in the few remaining hours before the historic independence referendum.

    Hundreds of supporters turned up to a eve-of-poll rally in Glasgow city centre, where they were told by Yes Scotland chairman Dennis Canavan to make a massive last...

  • The Yes campaign today urged the people of Scotland to seize the one opportunity of independence and not to be taken in by empty promises of more powers - which are already unravelling.

    The appeal was made as the ‘vow’ by David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg of more powers for Scotland in return for a No vote...

  • 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...