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Hyslop Welcomes ‘YES’ Campaign for Scotland

“Scotland’s future will be decided by the people, not the politicians”

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Local Constituency MSPs, Fiona Hyslop (Linlithgow) and Angela Constance (Almond Valley) are urging their constituents to get involved in the referendum debate by reading the Scottish Government’s flagship guide to independence, which was published on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.

The 670-page document – the most comprehensive blueprint for independence ever produced by any country ahead of an independence vote – was launched to an audience of hundreds of journalists from across the globe.

Commenting, Fiona Hyslop said:

“This landmark document takes the referendum debate into a new phase. The guide and the answers it provides show clearly and simply the difference that we can make in Scotland if decisions on Scotland’s future are taken by those who care most about Scotland – the people who live and work here.”

Angela Constance added;

“The referendum on 18th September next year is a vote unlike any other and it is important to make an informed decision. Scotland’s future is now in Scotland’s hands so I would urge the people of West Lothian to read and discuss this guide, compare it with any alternative future for Scotland and make up your own mind.”

Fiona Hyslop MSP for Linlithgow Constituency has attended the launch of the SNP’s ‘YES’ Campaign ahead of the Independence Referendum scheduled for Autumn 2014.

After the launch, Fiona said;

“The Scottish people face an exciting and historic choice in 2014, one which will allow our people to have the opportunity to have the power as a country to create jobs, address fuel prices and to control the money that Scotland raises in tax.

“In the West Lothian, as across Scotland, the debate is just beginning, but it is clear the interest in independence extends throughout the community and across party lines.

“The best people to decide Scotland’s future are the people who care most about Scotland – those who live here. The people will decide Scotland’s future, not the politicians.

“I look forward to the coming months and having the opportunity to debate and discuss independence and what it will mean for West Lothian with my constituents and would urge anyone with any questions to contact me.”

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Scottish Referendum Consultation Paper Published

On Wednesday, 25th January 2012, First Minister Alex Salmond outlined detailed proposals for the referendum in autumn 2014 on whether Scotland should be an independent countryat the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

The consultation paper – Your Scotland Your Referendum – seeks views on:

– what the ballot paper should say
– what spending limits should be set
– how the referendum should be managed and regulated

The consultation will close on May 11, 2012 and I would encourage all my constituents to make their opinions known and have their say in shaping Scotland.

To access the Independence Referendum Consultation Paper see the below link:

I understand that constituents may also have questions regarding the timing of the referendum, so I have attached the proposed timetable between today and Autumn 2014, this can be viewed from this link:

“The people who live in Scotland are the best people to make decisions about Scotland’s future. The referendum will be held in autumn 2014 on the same terms as any Scottish election, to the same standards and with the same guarantee of fairness. We will decide our future in a vote which is beyond challenge or doubt.

“Our nation is blessed with national resources, bright people and a strong society. We have an independent education system, legal system and NHS. They are respected worldwide. I believe that if we connect the wealth of our land to the well-being of our people, we can create a better country.

“Independence matters because without it we do not have the powers to reach our potential. We are limited in what we can do to create jobs, grow our economy and help the vulnerable. To achieve this we shouldn’t have a constitution that restrains us, but one which frees us to build a better society.

“Under independence, Scotland would take its place as a responsible member of the international community while continuing as a friend and good neighbour to the other nations of these islands, continuing the strong social union which will always bind us together.

“It is our future and our choice.”
– Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland

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