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The National must reach beyond the independence movement and become an effective force for change

The National newspaper
The election has been, in many ways, a stark wake up call to the independence movement. With the loss of 21 SNP MPs, passionate debate has ignited around what strategy should be adopted in order to win the hearts and minds of the Scottish...

TV Debates are in dire need of a robust framework

The leaders of Scotland's five main political parties prepare for a televised debate
Let’s all take a moment to rejoice, because Scotland has televised leaders debates! This is more than can be said for the people of England, who are, once again, being denied the exciting head-to-head debates, which transfixed the nation in 2010. Although, even I...

Scotland’s Referendum: The Frequently Asked Questions

Union Jack & Saltire Flags
The current news coverage on Scotland's Independence Referendum is awash with questions and misinformation regarding the matter. On issues of such constitutional importance, clarity and honest answers are vital. These are some of the most frequently asked questions, which have been circulating since the...

Why Scottish independence is vital for our interests and values

Nicola Sturgeon has been left with no choice but to allow Scotland to decide on the question of independence
Here it is folks. We have known for quite a few weeks that it was coming, but Nicola Sturgeon has finally taken the plunge. So let me tell you why I will be voting “Yes”, and the reason that it is so important that Scotland...

Experts suggest an independent Scotland could thrive using a new currency

Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon present 'Scotland's Future'
As Brexit looms ever closer, so does the prospect of a second independence referendum for Scotland, according to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, with the Scottish Greens leader Patrick Harvie reinforcing that view by alluding to the option of independence being the last remaining hope...

“Only independence will save Scotland now, from an arrogant Tory government”

Theresa May
The Supreme Court's ruling on the Scottish Parliament's say over Article 50 confirms all suspicions that Scotland's voice will never be heard by Westminster. I’ve often been hesitant about calling a second independence referendum, as not to win would surely shelve the idea for many...