Alex Salmond: The people who live in Scotland are best placed to make the decisions that affect Scotland

(Herald Scotland) – The target was revealed yesterday by First Minister Alex Salmond as he launched what campaigners have dubbed “the biggest community-based campaign in Scotland’s history”.

The launch was held at a cinema in Edinburgh with an audience of about 500, and included actors Brian Cox and Alan Cumming, business leaders, and EuroMillions lottery winners Chris and Colin Weir, who have donated £1 million to the campaign. Sir Sean Connery, a long-standing supporter of independence, sent a message backing the move.

Mr Salmond said: “We unite behind a declaration of self-evident truth: the people who live in Scotland are best placed to make the decisions that affect Scotland.”

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