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


  • 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...

  • Scotland’s status as a leader in scientific research will continue after a Yes vote according to the European Commission’s top science advisor. Professor Anne Glover, who serves as the Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission told Holyrood Magazine she doesn't see Scotland’s elite status changing...
  • Representatives from both Yes and No campaigns are appearing before the Economy Energy and Tourism Committee at Holyrood today. Yes Chief Executive Blair Jenkins and Chairman Dennis Canavan are presenting our evidence which highlights why one size fits all economic policies are not working for Scotland