Starter for 10: the campaign for Scottish independence


In just under 100 days times we will make the most important political decision of our lives.

Should Scotland be an independent country?

I think this is really important & I hope that as many people as possible look closely at both sides before making up their mind.

Below I’ve chosen 10 favourite videos to provide different perspectives from the Yes side of the debate- from facts, to speeches, to comedy videos to stories.

There’s lots of amazing stuff that is worth checking out linked at the bottom. Lots of it is created by young people who’ve got involved for the first time, which is exciting for Scotland no matter what the result.


Generation Yes Campaigns For Independence

1) Introduction to the independence debate: democracy, prosperity, equality 

In this wee comedy video two actors compare the Yes vs No campaigns.

2) Ivan McKee, Owner of 5 manufacturing businesses, presents a 30 minute economics presentation.

Want more info on Scotland’s wealth? This is long but very useful!

3) Dennis Canavan, a Labour Politician in London & Edinburgh from 1974-2007, on why his experiences led him to support independence.

Dennis explains why independence is about creating a better Scotland, no matter what your own party or personal views are.

4) Pro-independence businesspeople explain why they support independence 

A variety of businesspeople explain why Scotland would be better off with control over its wealth, resources and decision making. 1000s of businesspeople are supporting independence.

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5) 10 top myths about independence debunked

There’s 100s of articles answering questions about independence. This video does it while having a laugh.

6) Lesley Riddoch was against independence. She wanted more powers for Scotland. But then she changed her mind. In this lecture she explains why.

Lesley Riddoch is excellent because she understands that independence doesn’t solve Scotland’s problems – but it provides an opportunity to make things better.

7) Mirriem Brett, a student from Stirling, explains why independence is an opportunity for young people in Scotland.

Mirrem is one of hundreds of young people campaigning for a Yes vote because it gives Scotland the power to create a better society.

8) Cat Boyd, who campaigns to improve working conditions, explains passionately why Westminster politicians have failed Scotland.

Cat is part of RIC which has brought 1000s of people together – outside of official parties and the official campaign – to organise events for a more equal Scotland.

9) Bad Romance by Zara Gladman (A.K.A. Lady Alba)

What happens when independence, Scotland, and Lady Gaga collide? Lady Alba explains why she’s voting Naw.

10) Patrick Harvie, Co-chair of the Green Party in Scotland, explains why his party supports independence.

Independence isn’t about nationalism. It brings power closer to the people.

Further links to nice people:

Yes Scotland

Green Party

Scottish Socialist Party

Radical Independence

Labour for Independence

Women for Independence

National Collective

Generation Yes

Business for Scotland

Academics for Yes

Farming for Yes

Mums for change

Scots Asians for Yes


Wealthy Nation

Scottish Secular Society

Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Wings Over Scotland

Bella Caledonia


Common Weal

Scottish Refugee Council

Lateral North

Engender Scotland

So Say Scotland

Scottish Global Forum

A National Council for Scotland

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