What you can do now there are 500 days to go
A Yes vote will only come in 2014 if our supporters can persuade the people they know that it is fundamentally better for all of us if decisions about Scotland’s future are taken by the people who care most about Scotland - the people of Scotland.
- We have produced a card to print and share at the bottom of this page giving three key arguments for saying Yes.
- You can download documents, guides and graphics on the key issues in our Downloads section. These show that Scotland’s got what it takes to make its own decisions.
- We have also produced this factsheet, which lays out the case for an independent Scotland in more detail.
- We are happy to answer people’s queries about the issues. You can find a list of answers - and a form for submitting questions - in our Questions section.
You might be interested in the Yes Scotland 500 Club, which aims to recruit 500 members who are willing to support our campaign with a financial donation equivalent to either 10p, £1 or £10 each day until the referendum.Help financially
Yes Scotland is a grassroots campaign and we need your help to pay for our activities. It is only with your help that we can win in 2014.
- You buy Yes merchandise from our new online shop.
- You can make a small, regular monthly donation by visiting: www.YesScotland.org
- You can make a one-off donation by visiting: www.YesScotland.net/donate
There are many ways you can get involved in the Yes campaign.
- You can volunteer to carry out a range of vital campaign activities This will help us gather together the grassroots campaigners who will help us win. The referendum may be 500 days away but we need to get organised now.
- You can find or set up an event to persuade people in your area to say Yes.
- You can become one of the Yes Scotland ambassadors we are recruiting to help us take the positive case for Yes into Scotland's communities.
- And you can persuade your friends and family to sign the Yes declaration.
The internet is a fantastic way for Yes Scotland to get our message across - and for us to reach out to those who do not yet agree with us.
- Facebook: If you're on Facebook, please "like" our Facebook page. But don't just "like" the homepage, like individual posts you find interesting. As well as "liking" a page, it's even more useful to us if you "share" the link and write a little bit about why you like it. And if you know someone who might be interested in what we have to say please try to persuade them to "like" our Facebook page too. You can do this through the app on our Facebook page.
- Twitter: If you're a Twitter user, please follow us. We're @YesScotland. Also, please retweet anything of ours you think is interesting.
- Google+: If you use Google Plus, please +1 our homepage, the declaration page and anything else you think is interesting. You can also visit our Google+ page.
- Kiltr: Kiltr is Scotland’s homegrown social network and Yes Scotland is proud to have a page on it.
- LinkedIn: There is a YesScotland group on LinkedIn.
- Blog: If you have a blog, do link to any Yes Scotland pages, pictures, pieces or videos you think might be interest to your readers.
- Guidelines: We are the positive campaign and, in that spirit, have published some online discussion guidelines we'd like our supporters to follow.
by Angus Millar - The views in this article are those of the guest author and do not necessarily represent the views of Yes Scotland.
As the public scrutiny of the No campaign’s “Project Fear” tactics continues, here is a list of just some of the most high profile examples of scaremongering they have used to try to frighten Scots into voting No.
Last month, the Sunday Herald revealed that some inside the No campaign privately use the name “Project Fear” to refer to themselves, in recognition of their negative tactics.
Yes Scotland marks its first anniversary today with the announcement that more than 372,000 people have signed the Independence Declaration.
A total of 372,103 people have declared for Yes almost 16 months ahead of the referendum.
Extract of a speech by Blair Jenkins, chief executive of Yes Scotland, to a Yes West Lothian business and community dinner on 12 April, 2013.
by Blair Jenkins
There are clear contrasts emerging between the two official campaign groups in the independence referendum. And the last week has highlighted those differences in ethos and approach between Yes Scotland and the anti-independence Better Together.
Scots like it and want it to continue and grow. Devolution, that is. That’s why we want to complete the powers of the Scottish Parliament, not set limits on them.
Devolution has been a good start: we’ve had a strong Scottish Parliament with full control over things such as health and education. But now Westminster is taking us in a dangerous direction, with greater instability and insecurity through policies such as austerity and welfare changes. It is clear we need a stronger Scottish Parliament and a new approach.