Makar says Yes to independence

The SNP today welcomed the support of Scotland’s National Makar Liz Lochhead for Scottish independence.

In an interview with the Scottish Review of Books featured in today's Herald Liz Lochhead says

“I’m not an SNP member myself - have never joined any political party, barring a brief spell in the 1970s as a member of the Labour party (don’t laugh at me) - but if there was a referendum tomorrow, I’d vote yes.  I don’t see why Scotland and England can’t remain friendly co-operative equals. Other countries in the world have dissolved uncomfortable unions.”

 SNP Campaign Director Angus Robertson MP welcomed Ms Lochhead’s comments

 "The support of Scotland’s National Makar, coming so soon on the cultural and financial legacy left by her predecessor Edwin Morgan, is very welcome.

“Liz Lochhead’s support shows people of all parties and none recognise the importance of independence for Scotland and the new friendship between England and Scotland that independence will bring.

“More and more people share the views and ambitions Liz Lochhead has for Scotland and we look forward to people taking the opportunity to support those ambitions in a referendum in the second half of this parliament."