Jackie Stewart backs independence vote
Scots racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart has given his support to a referendum on Scottish indpendence.
SNP Depute Leader and Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP welcomed Sir Jackie's comments in the Scotsman newspaper where he said:
"Everybody should have a choice if it's a big issue. I lived part of my life in Switzerland and they're famous for their referendums. It's the public's choice. After all, that's their nationality - it's their right."
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:
"Sir Jackie Stewart's comments are extremely welcome, and reflect the democratic position that the people have the right to choose Scotland's future.
"Two-thirds of Scots back a referendum, and our challenge to the London parties is to listen to respected individuals such as Sir Jackie, and not stand in the people's way.
"SNP support is strong, and support for independence has surged by 7 points in a single week. We can definitely win the referendum, ensuring that Scotland becomes an equal and independent nation."