Thursday, 25 October 2012

Yes Scotland Update

Blair Jenkins, the chief executive of Yes Scotland, recently laid out the key arguments for an independent Scotland.

In a major speech, he said the 2014 referendum presented Scots with a unique opportunity to build a better Scotland. One that was inclusive, fairer and more equal. And that was why he was convinced 2014 would be the “Year of Yes”.

But Yes Scotland needs your help to make that happen and we are pleased to unveil two new ways for you to help our campaign.

First of all, it is now possible to set up regular, monthly donations to Yes Scotland (This will take you to a completely secure URL.) We are a grassroots campaign and regular donations, of any size, from our supporters will help us plan our campaign and create the resources necessary to win the argument.

Set up a regular donation here

We are also pleased to announce to launch of our online store, where you can buy Yes merchandise such as:

  • T-shirts
  • mugs
  • badges
  • bags
  • pens
Buying items from the store will help fund our campaign and spread our positive message.

Visit our store here

The highlights of Blair’s speech at the prestigious Donaldson Lecture at the SNP conference were:
  • 'We know that under successive Labour and Conservative governments, the UK has become one of the most unfair and unequal societies in the Western world. That didn’t happen as an act of God. It was an act of policy.”
  •  “The vision of an independent Scotland that many of us have is of a country where all of us look out for one another, and where our sense of duty and responsibility to other people doesn’t begin and end at our own front door.” 
  • “Most of us value the notion of a society that is inclusive, where communities and individuals are not left behind and are not marginalised; a country where access to Higher education does not depend upon the wealth of your parents; a country where your health and your lifespan does not depend upon where you were born or where you live; a country where we value investment in people and investment in society. And where old age is not a time of loneliness and fear.'
  • “As far as Yes Scotland is concerned, all we ask is that you support the core principle - the core democratic principle - that the best people to make decisions about the future of Scotland and what is right for Scotland are the people of Scotland themselves, the people who live here, the people who work here.”
You can watch the full video at

He also asked the question: “If Scotland was an independent country today, who would vote to join the Union?” You can watch a short video of that here.

Thank you very much for your help. It is only with your support that we will win in 2014.

Yes Scotland

1 comment:

Keith Parry said...

The Welsh Guards invaded Luxembourg much to the rejoicing of the people there in 1944 when the Nazis were destroyed.