Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond will use his keynote speech at SNP Conference to say that a Yes vote in next year’s independence referendum will be “an act of national self-confidence and self-belief”.
The SNP leader will argue that the devolved Scottish Parliament has delivered a “taste of independence” with policies to make Scotland a better and fairer country. Mr Salmond will say:
“A Yes vote is not about a victory for the SNP, or even a victory for the Yes campaign – or even the huge coalition of interests and enthusiasm that supports a Yes vote. be, above all, an act of national self-confidence and self - belief.''
“The case for independence is about what is best for people in Scotland wherever they come from. It is about who should be taking decisions about Scotland: those who live here or politicians at Westminster.
“This central question of who should be taking decisions is not an academic argument. It is a common sense argument based on our experience. "
More top news
Film stars including Kelly MacDonald and Jessica Hynes are in the Lake District this evening for the world premiere of Swallows and Amazons
Emma Jesson brings you Sunday night's forecast
It was the 10th visit from the youngsters, who live in the contaminated area near the derelict Chernobyl nuclear power station