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


  • 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....

  • The Yes campaign today called on unregistered voters - the so-called 'missing million' - to help deliver cast-iron protection for Scotland's NHS with a Yes vote on September 18.

    The future of Scotland's NHS has moved centre stage in the referendum debate after Labour Shadow Health Secretary at Westminster, Andy...

  • With exactly six weeks to go to the referendum, the Yes campaign today launched a new poster to stress the theme of 'One Opportunity' - to make the wealth of Scotland work for all the people who live and work here.
  • The first woman to be Lord Provost of Scotland’s capital has urged her former Labour Party colleagues to join the campaign for independence to ensure a fairer and more just nation.

    Eleanor McLaughlin, who was once against devolution because it lacked the powers required by “a proper government”, says she is in no...