This is it. This is the launch of the fundraiser for the national campaign organisation which the Scottish Independence Convention has been developing for a while. Would we like to have got here before now? Yes, of course. But it was important that we did this right and not just fast. There have been many brilliant initiatives coming out of the independence movement. Many of them are the bright ideas and brilliant work of a small number of great, driven and innovative people. We welcome them all. Indeed, many of them are members of the Scottish Independence Convention. But from when we reformed the SICRead More →

A selection of activists and groups from across the independence movement react to our recent announcement. Christians for Independence said: “Independence is closer now than it has ever been and Christians For Independence (CFI) We agree that now is the time to create an all-movement independence campaign organisation to take the SIC to the next level, as we build independence support to 50% and beyond.” Media officer for the Aberdeen Independence Movement (AIM) Jessica Mennie said: “This is a hugely exciting time for Scottish politics and in our journey to becoming an independent nation. “Our movement is passionate and energised towards winning the next independence referendum, andRead More →

Today, we are announcing the cross-movement campaign to win a future independence referendum. Our plans are to provide staff and resources for the movement as part of a package that will act as a national campaign organisation. The as-yet-unnamed campaign body will provide the strategic capacity, resources, messaging, media support and liaison to grassroots Yes campaigns across the country to increase support for independence beyond 50%. We will soon be announcing a crowd-funder to support this work. We have already undertaken research on public opinion in order to meet the challenges and big questions of Scottish independence head on. Our convenor SIC Elaine C Smith said:Read More →