"The Nineteenth century saw a great Springtime of Nations as the revolutions of 1848 saw new countries created the length and breadth of Europe. In our world today we are now seeing our own Spring Awakening with people and cultures that have long been dormant and subdued asserting their right to exist, their right to dream." Adam Price MP
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
A Reply from the First Minister of Scotland
Our ref: 2012/0028407 25 September 2012
Dear Mr Jones
Thank you for your e-mail of 28 August to the First Minister about citizenship and Scottish independence. I am replying on behalf of Mr Salmond.
It is the Scottish Government's intention that citizenship in an independent Scotland would be based on an inclusive model, and an independent Scotland could offer shared or dual citizenship to recognise the social, economic and historical ties between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom.
However, it would be premature to apply for Scottish citizenship now, as immigration and nationality is currently reserved to the UK Parliament.