100 days to complete 100-Year home rule journey

 

Commenting as Scotland marks 100 days until the referendum tomorrow (Monday), First Minister Alex Salmond said that Scotland was an extraordinarily wealthy country, but for too many people it did not feel that way – and only a Yes vote can give Scotland the powers to build a fairer and more prosperous society.

Mr Salmond said:

Misfiring UK ministers scaremongering falls flat

 

After the latest in a series of embarrassing interventions by UK ministers in the independence debate, the SNP has repeated its call for David Cameron to agree to a head to head debate with the First Minister – rather than sending his hapless ministers north to spread the anti-independence message.

No leaders unpopularity will help deliver Yes vote

 

Commenting on the increasing unpopularity of the leaders of the No campaign – as highlighted in Friday’s poll by the Ipsos Mori poll – SNP MSP James Dornan said:

Better off Independent - virtually neck-in-neck

 

The SNP today highlighted the growing belief that an independent Scotland will be a wealthy nation, and will be economically better off than it is under Westminster control.

Ukip and Lords highlight need for a Yes vote

 

Ukip’s demand for more representatives in the House of Lords is further evidence why Scotland must vote Yes in September, the SNP has said today.

The call from UKIP's Lord Pearson for a larger Ukip presence in the unelected House of Lords comes after their victory in England in last month’s European elections.

Alyn Smith MEP said:

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Support for independence at 46 per cent

 

The SNP today welcomed a poll showing support for independence at 46 per cent (with Don't Knows excluded) and a Yes vote "within Scotland's grasp".

Lego asks UK government to take down Buzzfeed list

The UK government has faced fresh embarrassment as toy manufacturer Lego has asked them to remove its controversial Buzzfeed list which encourages Scots to stay in the UK. 

The UK government used discredited figures alongside pictures of Lego to suggest Scots could spend any additional money following a No vote on fish and chips and pies.

Yes means a Scotland worth coming home for

A Yes vote in September’s referendum will deliver more jobs and opportunities, helping to stem the flow of talented young people leaving Scotland to find work, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said today (Friday). 

New windfarm to deliver £30m benefit to highlands

The SNP has welcomed the decision to approve planning permission for a new 67-turbine windfarm near Fort Augustus – which will provide power for the equivalent of up to 114,000 homes and generate as much as £30m in benefits for the local area and the Highlands as a whole.