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.
Here are the key answers from the Scottish Government's guide to an independent Scotland, Scotland's Future.
A Yes vote in next year’s referendum will rid Scotland of the corrosive and cynical world of Westminster and allow us to build a better and fairer nation, Yes Scotland Chief Executive Blair Jenkins said today.
Addressing a Referendum Rally at the SNP conference in Perth, Mr Jenkins said independence was a unique opportunity for Scotland to follow a new path - and to leave behind the broken and discredited system of Westminster rule.
Yes Scotland Advisory Board member Nicola Sturgeon told the SNP conference in Perth today that only a Yes vote in September can deliver a fairer, more prosperous Scotland.
Addressing delegates in her capacity as SNP deputy leader, she said in a keynote speech:
"Ask yourself this question. Who will do a better job of creating a fairer and more prosperous Scotland: people who live and work in Scotland or politicians at Westminster?"
Today is international day for the eradication of poverty. And yet, with impeccable timing, the first report from the UK’s Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission has warned that the Tory/Lib Dem government will miss its child poverty target by miles.
In a stark warning about the future that lies ahead under Westminster government the commission’s report warns: