About us

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The Scottish Independence Convention is a stakeholder organisation for all those who wish to see Scotland be an independent country. It brings together all the independence-supporting political parties (SNP, Scottish Greens, SSP), the national independence-supporting organisations (full list below) and representatives of local grassroots groups.

The Convention’s co-convenors are Elaine C Smith and Pat Kane, and the vice-convenors are Lesley Riddoch and Richard Walker.

Our work this year focuses on preparation for the next independence referendum campaign. Whilst there is much uncertainty about whether or not another referendum will take place, if one is called, we want to be ready to support the delivery of a successful campaign.

In February 2017, the SIC Council agreed an updated Constitution, and this document governs the work of the Convention. 


  • Elaine C. Smith                   
  • Pat Kane          
  • Lesley Riddoch         
  • Richard Walker   


  • Women for Independence (2 Votes)
  • NHS for Yes (1 Vote)
  • Common Weal (1 Vote)
  • Christians for Independence (1 Vote)
  • Scottish CND (1 Vote)
  • National Yes Registry (1 Vote)
  • Scottish Green Party (2 Votes)
  • Scottish National Party (2 Votes)
  • Scottish Socialist Party (1 Vote)
  • Labour for Independence (1 Vote)
  • SNP Youth (1 Vote)
  • Radical Independence Campaign (1 Vote)
  • Pensioners for Independence (1 Vote)
  • Business for Scotland (1 Vote)
  • Scots English for Independence
  • EU Citizens for Scottish Independence
  • Hubs for Scottish Independence (HUSCI)

Other Co-opted members

  • Max Wiszniewski (Press Officer)      
  • Shona McAlpine (Administration)     
  • Irene Hamilton   
  • Peter McColl          
  • Stewart Bremner          
  • Isobel Lindsay     
  • Stewart Kirkpatrick   
  • Mike Small    
  • Tony McCandless

We are very grateful to all those at Documenting Yes and to Stewart Bremner for allowing us to use their photographs and artwork. Please visit their pages and support their work if you can.

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