Our message is based in Hope (Street)
By Fiona MacGregor
Yes Scotland moved into our official headquarters in Glasgow today and our new Hope Street address is a great location from which to run the campaign for this country's future as a successful and confident independent nation.
Our new headquarters will be the main base for all our campaign work, but over the next few weeks we are also going to be busy getting the place ready so we can open up to the public.
We’ve found a great location, right in the city centre, and in keeping with our aim to be an open and accessible organisation it will be a place where anyone can drop in and find out more about the benefits of an independent Scotland.
The debate about independence is going to be a central part of people’s lives over the next two years and it is important that Yes Scotland has a highly-visible physical location as part of that.
One of the benefits of a Glasgow base is that it offers us the opportunity to make it clear that we are here to engage with people independently of what the politicians are doing. Yes Scotland is about more than any single party’s policies and having a little space between the campaign and Holyrood helps reinforce that.
But of course, above all, Yes Scotland is a community-based campaign: the largest Scotland has ever seen. Through our community ambassador programme we will continue to have a strong and active presence in Edinburgh, as we will in other towns and cities across Scotland, and that is something which is going to keep growing over the next two years.
As soon as preparations are complete we’ll let you know when we’re open to the public and invite you to come along to say hello. In the meantime you can keep participating in the campaign via the website.
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