Scottish independence - Herald first paper to say yes

The Sunday Herald has become the first newspaper to publicly back a Yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

The Sunday Herald has become the first newspaper to publicly back a Yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum. Credit: Sunday Herald.

An editorial article in the paper reads: "Scotland is an ancient nation and a modern society. We understand the past, as best we can, and guess at the future. But history is as nothing to the lives of the children being born now, this morning, in the cities, towns and villages of this country."

"On their behalf, we assert a claim to a better, more decent, more just future in which a country's governments will be ruled always by the decisions of its citizens."

The front page of the weekly title states "Sunday Herald says Yes" and is decorated with a giant thistle and saltires in a design by artist and writer Alasdair Gray, who also supports independence.

Advertisement

Today's top stories