Building a New Scotland: Renewing democracy through independence

This paper sets out the Scottish Government’s view that people who live in Scotland have the right to choose how they should be governed and to decide if Scotland should become an independent country. It is the second in the ‘Building a New Scotland’ series, focusing on independence.

Read  a summary of this paper, which also includes an audio version, British Sign Language (BSL) and other language translations

An Easy Read version of this paper is also available.

British Sign Language

Canon Kenyon Wright quote

"What if that other voice we all know so well responds by saying, 'We say no, and we are the state'? Well we say yes – and we are the people."

Canon Kenyon Wright (Scottish Constitutional Convention, 1989)[1]



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