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Scottish independence: 372k pledge to vote yes

The launch of Yes Scotland in May last year.   Picture: Ian Rutherford

The launch of Yes Scotland in May last year. Picture: Ian Rutherford

  • by TOM PETERKIN
 

YES Scotland is marking its first anniversary with the announcement that more than 372,000 people have so far signed the Independence Declaration.

A total of 372,103 people have declared for Yes almost 16 months ahead of the referendum.

Yes Scotland’s Chief Executive Blair Jenkins said: ‘This is a remarkable achievement in just 12 months. It was announced at the launch of the campaign on May 25 last year that the goal was to have one million signatories by Referendum Day, and today’s figure is a significant milestone. At this stage of the campaign, these figures show that we are on course to reach our target.

“We know there is a long way to go before the vote and there’s a lot of hard work to do and hours to put in, streets to pound and doors to knock before we are satisfied that we have reached our aim – which is to contact every voter in Scotland.”

At Yes Scotland’s launch, campaigners pledged to collect one million signatures before next year’s vote.

Today, on the eve of the campaign’s official first birthday, Mr Jenkins was joined by members of the Yes Scotland advisory board at The Fort shopping centre, in Glasgow’s east end, where they handed out information on why people should vote yes, and how.

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