Scotland's referendum: Salmond says independence will benefit whole UK
4 March 2014 Last updated at 20:34 GMT
An independent Scotland with a strong economy would benefit the whole of the UK, First Minister Alex Salmond has told a gathering in London.
In his New Statesman lecture the SNP leader said a post-Yes Scotland would help "rebalance the economic centre of gravity" across the UK.
"There would be a 'Northern Light' to redress the influence of the 'dark star' - rebalancing the economic centre of gravity across these islands."