First Minister Alex Salmond said Scottish Independence will create an opportunity for the rest of the UK "to address the economic and social challenges it faces".
Mr Salmond, who is confident of a Yes vote on September 18, made the comments as the 100-day countdown to the referendum approaches.
He said: "Independence will mean Scotland is no longer subject to Westminster policies imposed against the wishes of our democratic representatives".
"A quarter of a century ago it was Margaret Thatcher's poll tax - today it is the bedroom tax and the ongoing obscenity of Trident weapons of mass destruction located just a short distance from Scotland's largest city.
"An independent Scotland will also help to rebalance the economy across these islands, to everyone's benefit, and present an opportunity for the rest of the UK to address the economic and social challenges it faces."
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