Launch a local Yes Group now
Achieving an independent Scotland in 2014 will be up to local communities. That is why Yes Scotland is supporting the establishment of 32 community campaign groups across the country based on local authority boundaries.
It is through sharing the message about the benefits of an independent Scotland in conversations with friends, neighbours, and others in your local area, that the Yes campaign will be successful and our team of Yes Scotland advisors are here to help you do that.
Any one of you who has signed up to the Yes declaration can contact Yes Scotland and ask us to help organise the first community campaign group meeting in your area. We will then assist in arranging a venue, date, and a Yes Scotland representative to come along and talk to local supporters and volunteers.
Meetings will be open to anyone who has signed the Yes declaration and we’ll contact signed-up supporters in your area to let them know about the event and encourage them to come along.
Commentator Hamish Macdonell, not normally noted for giving credit to the pro-independence movement, says "the Yes campaign right back in the hunt" in an article for the Spectator magazine.
A successful Labour for Independence meeting in Glasgow yesterday evening heard Yes Scotland Advisory Board Chairman Dennis Canavan argue that "independence would mean that an independent Scottish Labour Party would be able to respond more readily to the needs and aspirations of the people of Scotland. That would help to bring about policies based on Labour's traditional values of social justice and solidarity."
Let's make 2014 the Year of Yes. Here are a few suggested new year's resolutions to help the Yes campaign hit the ground running in 2014.
The story of a cancer sufferer opting for life-prolonging treatment so that she can live long enough to vote Yes in next year’s referendum is told today in the Scottish Sun newspaper.