On 18 September 2014, the Scottish people in an historic referendum decided by a margin of 55% to 45% not to become an independent country. Despite all the argumentation, the result was a decisive No. That should have been the end of the matter for a generation. But in defiance of political gravity, the energisation of the Scottish political process led to huge support for the SNP, the Greens and the SSP which had supported a Yes vote and a corresponding collapse in support for the Labour Party in Scotland which had sided with the other unionist parties such as the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats in winning the argument that Scotland should remain within the British Union.Read More
The Herald: NICOLA Sturgeon should declare independence if the UK votes to leave the EU but Scots back staying in, a former SNP leader has said.Read More
The Times: Nicola Sturgeon should make a unilateral declaration of Scotland’s independence if the UK votes to leave the EU while Scots want to stay, a former SNP leader has said.Read More
As the EU’s major oil producer, and important contributor to the Common Fisheries Policy, Scotland is not in the position of a beggar at the Brussels gate. But should there be any threat to close the gate, and there have been such threats, then in our opinion membership of the EEA, through EFTA, would seem the wisest course for the Scottish people to take.