Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond remains convinced that his country is heading for independence, despite new polling which suggests only 32% will vote in favour of secession.
Speaking to ITV News' Martin Geissler in Aberdeenshire, Mr Salmond said he had not prepared for failure in September's historic vote.
And in a pointed remark, referencing the 'negative' messaging of George Osborne and others in the 'No' camp, the SNP leader said: "We're gonna win the referendum, and we will win it on a positive programme of what's best for Scotland."
To do that, Mr Salmond says he has a vision of a more "progressive" Britain, with Scotland acting as a counter-balance to "bloated Westminster".
He also warns that those representing a 'No' vote as the safe option were misguided, as rule from the south-east was leading to "an increasingly socially divided society".