Ashley Graczyk: We need a double referendum in 2019
Ashley Graczyk, an independent councillor in Edinburgh previously in the Tories before becoming an independence supporter, says everything has changed since 2014 – the people of Scotland now need a referendum to decide if they want to be independent, and a referendum to decide if they want to be in the European Union.
Spanish deputy Prime Minister claims there was no agreed independence referendum in Scotland
Pro-independence parties lost majority in Catalan Parliament earlier this week
THE SPANISH deputy Prime Minister has erroneously claimed that the Scottish independence referendum in 2014 was not agreed between the Scottish and UK Governments.
In 2012 the Edinburgh Agreement was signed by former First Minister Alex Salmond and former Prime Minister David Cameron agreeing to a legally binding Scottish independence referendum.
Yvonne Ridley: Royals, Referendums and the time to 'yield what is impossible to keep'
Anti-war campaigner and independence supporter Yvonne Ridley writes from Barcelona after the one-million strong demonstration on La Diada. Ridley examines the response of King Felipe to the push for Catalan independence and compares it to that of Queen Elizabeth – in both cases, the monarchy may need to learn when to yield
'Independence it must be': Mastermind behind 'The Vow' switches from No to Yes
Former Daily Record editor who planned the famous front-page vowing more powers to Scotland says he now backs independence
A BLOW has been dealt to the case for the union as the man behind the “vow” for more devolved powers in the final days of the referendum campaign admits that he now views independence as the only way forward.
Alastair Stewart: Referenda are a fad - don't let them undermine democratic accountability
Alastair Stewart, a Scottish writer and journalist, argues that referendas are a fad that are undermining democratic accountability in the UK, and that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is right to show restraint in offering another one in Scotland
THE debate over Brexit isn’t about Brexit anymore. It’s about democratic accountability and the limits of referenda in modern politics.
A Better Scotland: Pro-indy conference to focus on building grassroots activism
Aye2Aye Lochaber to host second annual conference and ceilidh
A PRO-INDEPENDENCE conference on how to build ‘A Better Scotland’ will be held by grassroots campaign group Aye2Aye Lochaber in Fort William on 14 April.
With a day of speakers and discussion followed by a ceilidh in the evening, and workshops on grassroots activism the following the day, the event aims to offer something for everyone who wants to get involved and learn more about the independence movement.
Banking for the Common Good
Today Scottish Government published its implementation plan for a Scottish National Investment Bank.
This proposal - spearheaded by Common Weal in our 2016 blueprint - has the potential to become one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by the Scottish Government since devolution. We strongly welcome these plans and are genuinely excited to see them develop. To quote the First Minister, "If we get this right, then this has the potential to be truly transformative”.
Catalans for Yes ask Nicola Sturgeon to support independence referendum
Spanish constitutional court has suspended the Catalan referendum deeming it “illegal”
A PRO-INDEPENDENCE group in Catalonia has asked First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to support the planned referendum in the region.
Catalans for Yes (CfY) wrote to the first minister after Spain denounced the vote scheduled for 1 October as “illegal”.
The Catalan regional government passed a motion to hold the referendum next month and claims the vote will allow it to declare independence from Spain within 48 hours - should Yes vote be returned.
Catalonia will hold independence referendum on October 1st despite Spanish objection
The Catalan Parliament voted to hold an independece referendum on 1 October
SPANISH prosecutors have threatened to raise criminal charges against Catalan MPs, after the region vowed to hold an independence referendum in October.
The Catalan regional parliament voted in favour of a bill to allow the wealthy region to legally hold a referendum, despite opposition from the Spanish Government in Madrid.
Constitutional courts in Spain have ruled the move illegal.