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Latest Opinion Poll in Scotland Shows Rise in Yes Vote

As reported in the Scotsman Newspaper an Ipsos-Mori opinion poll shows a 3 per cent rise in support for a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum. Scotland’s SNP Government has predicted that there will continue to be a shift in opinion in favour of independence as the referendum draws closer. The number of undecided voters continues to cause alarm in London and amongst the pro-union lobby.

Scottish National Party Leader and Scotland’s First Minister tells SNP Conference - ‘We Are Scotland’s Independence Generation’.

At the Scottish National Party Conference in Perthshire, Scotland, Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland spoke to a packed and enthusiastic conference hall. Outlining a clear programme of gain for the Scottish people within an independent Scotland, he outlined the benefits for Scotland if people voted Yes to Scottish Independence.

English Try to Deny Cornish National Identity

Pontificating from his home in Essex, England, the leader of the English Democrat party, the self-styled English national party, Robin Tilbrook, stated that, “The census figures show that not many people are precious about declaring themselves as Cornish”! This is in reference to the recently released 2011 census in relation to how people in Cornwall define their national identity.

BBC Propaganda Machine Tries to Counter Rise in Celtic Nationalism

In promoting the increasingly outdated idea of being ‘British’, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is attempting to try and counter the latest census results. The recently released 2011 Census results of the island of Britain reveals that 62.4% of people in Scotland see themselves as solely Scottish and 57.5% in Wales as solely Welsh. Just 18.3% of people in Scotland declared themselves to be “Scottish and British identities only” and only 8.4% in Scotland saw themselves as “British identity only”.

Census Result Reveals Majority of Scotland’s People Say We Are ‘Scottish Only’ and Reject British Identity

Figures now released from the 2011 Census of Scotland have shown that a majority of the people of Scotland see themselves as Scottish only and not British. Responding to a question about nationality 62.4% said they saw themselves as “Scottish identity only”. Just 18.3% declared that they were “Scottish and British identities only”. Those who saw themselves as “British identity only” numbered only 8.4%.  

Thousands March in Favour of Scottish Independence

Thousands of pro-independence marchers took to the streets of Scotland’s Capital Edinburgh on Saturday 21 September. Organisers estimate that 20,000 to 30,000 people took part in the day’s successful activities culminating in a rally at Carlton Hill.

One of the speakers at the rally was Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond. In front of a sea of Scottish flags and pro-independence banners he said:

Countdown to 2013 Rally For Scottish Independence

Edinburgh, Saturday March 21 September, Rally For Independence.

The countdown is on for the March and Rally in favour of a Yes vote for an independent Scotland. To be held in Edinburgh on Saturday 21 September 2013. Assembling between 11am – 12pm at The High Street, Edinburgh the march will go to Carlton Hill where a Rally will be held. For details go to the website of the Rally for Scottish Independence organisers. www.independencerally.com

March and Rally for Scottish Independence-Saturday 21 September 2013

The clock continues to run down towards the referendum vote for Scottish independence to be held in September 2014. As part of the on-going campaign in favour of a yes vote a March and Rally will be held in Edinburgh on Saturday 21 September 2013. Assembling between 11am – 12pm at The High Street, Edinburgh the march will go to Carlton Hill where a Rally will be held. For details go to the website of the Rally for Scottish Independence organisers. http://www.independencerally.com/

Growth in Manx Economy Predicted

The economy of the Isle of Man (Manx: Mannin) is looking toward a growth rate of between 3 and 4 per cent this year. Figures for the three months up to the end of June show encouraging outlooks for manufacturing, shipping, e-business, tourism, clean technology and aircraft registration. These are postive outlooks for the island which is free from the incumbency of English dominated rule.

Cornwall’s Chapel of St Piran’s to be Uncovered (Cornwall’s National Heritage)

Cornish flag

Plans are afoot to uncover the oldest four walled Christian edifice in mainland Britain. The chapel was buried under the sands in 1980. At the time it was said to be the best way of protecting the site. The St Piran trust and Perranzabuloe Parish Council, which owns the site, were originally awarded a development grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2010 to investigate the feasibility of uncovering the chapel. Now the excavation work is set to begin.

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