This is it my friends.  This is our moment…. Let us commit to fulfil our promise to the people of Scotland”

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth

The Goal:

“…The more tools we have at our disposal, the more we can do to protect all that is important here in Scotland, and the more we can do to build a better future.  With independence the social union with the rest of the UK will continue.  However, we will speak with our own voice to the world, and make decisions based on our own values and priorities.

Independence will only happen when the people of Scotland decide.  together, it is our choice as a nation…”

The Grievance:

“And, most importantly, decisions will no longer be imposed on Scotland.  Devolution meant we could no longer have something as unpopular as the poll tax foisted on Scotland.  Independence will mean we no longer face having our troops sent to fight in an illegal war like Iraq.

And the days when we have to implement policies forced on us by Tory governments in London we didn’t choose will be over for good.”

The Gain:

“Independence will allow us to create an exciting new Scotland – a Scotland fit for the 21st century.  We will have the power and the responsibility to find our own solutions to the challenges we face, and to engineer fairness, confidence, innovation, opportunity and prosperity.

At the same time, it will mean a partnership of equals with other nations, protecting vital Scottish interests like our fishing industry by having a seat at the top table while playing our part in the global community through organisations such as the European Union and United Nations.”

“Our independence campaign starts now.  It’s starting.  The starting gun is being fired now.  We will leave nothing to chance.”

Angus Robertson MP, Independence Campaign Director