Scottish independence: One million Scots urged to sign 'yes' declaration

 

Supporters launch the 'Yes' campaign for Scottish independence

The "yes" campaign for independence wants one million Scots to sign a declaration of support by the time of the referendum in the autumn of 2014.

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond said independence would happen if that milestone was achieved.

The pledge was made at the launch of the Yes Scotland campaign in Edinburgh.

However, pro-union supporters believe independence remains largely unpopular among the Scottish electorate and will not happen.

The Scottish National Party played a leading role in the campaign, which was launched at Cineworld in Edinburgh and included other parties, celebrities and businesses.

What does the Yes Declaration say?

"I believe that it is fundamentally better for us all if decisions about Scotland's future are taken by the people who care most about Scotland, that is, by the people of Scotland.

"Being independent means Scotland's future will be in Scotland's hands.

"There is no doubt that Scotland has great potential. We are blessed with talent, resources and creativity. We have the opportunity to make our nation a better place to live, for this and future generations. We can build a greener, fairer and more prosperous society that is stronger and more successful than it is today.

"I want a Scotland that speaks with her own voice and makes her own unique contribution to the world - a Scotland that stands alongside the other nations on these isles, as an independent nation."

A pro-union campaign is expected to launch later this year.

Mr Salmond said: "We unite behind a declaration of self-evident truth.

"The people who live in Scotland are best placed to make the decisions that affect Scotland.

"We want a Scotland that's greener, that's fairer and more prosperous.

"We realise that the power of an independent Scotland is necessary to achieve these great ends."

Some of the people who pledged their public support for the campaign did so for the first time.

Actor Alan Cumming, who has been based largely in the US, tweeted after the launch that he would "becoming a resident of Scotland again in order to vote in 2014".

Other "yes" backers included:

  • actor Sir Sean Connery
  • former BBC Scotland head of news Blair Jenkins
  • poet Liz Lochead
  • musician Pat Kane
  • actor Brian Cox.

Mr Salmond told the gathered media: "I want Scotland to be independent not because I think we are better than any other country, but because I know we're as good as any other country.

Start Quote

It was left to Liz Lochhead, Scotland's Makar, to recall from one of her finest plays that the Scots national pastime is frequently "nostalgia"”

End Quote

"Like these other nations, our future, our resources, our success should be in our own hands."

The campaign will be built "brick by brick" across communities, he said.

Mr Salmond said that the case would be taken to the people by community activism and "online wizardry".

He added: "By the time we enter the referendum campaign in autumn 2014, our intention is to have one million Scots who have signed the independence for Scotland declaration.

"Friends, if we achieve that, then we shall win an independent Scotland."

Mr Salmond was supported at the launch, which was hosted by Greenock actor Martin Compston, by Scottish Green Party co-leader Patrick Harvie.

He told the 500-strong gathering: "Greens are not nationalists. In fact, we are probably more comfortable than most parties in acknowledging the range of views that exist in our membership and our voters about the question of independence.

"But I believe, as most of us do, that the range of powers currently still held at Westminster simply make no sense from a Green perspective.

What's known at the moment

SNP position Unionist position

Wants the referendum in the autumn of 2014

Wants the referendum "sooner rather than later"

Backs a "yes/no" ballot but is open minded on including a second "devo max" question

Wants a one question "yes/no" ballot

Wants 16 and 17-year-olds to be able to vote in the referendum

Backs the status quo with 18 and over able to vote

Has agreed to the Electoral Commission overseeing the vote

Wanted the Electoral Commission to oversee the vote

"I certainly look forward to helping develop a clear and compelling case for Scotland to take a bold and radical step and vote Yes to independence in 2014."

SNP ministers, who want to hold a referendum in autumn 2014, have been holding talks with the UK government over the arrangements.

Yes Scotland, which has also won the support of the Scottish Socialist Party, is being billed as the biggest community based campaign in Scotland's history, designed to build a groundswell of support for an independent Scotland.

Meanwhile, former chancellor Alistair Darling, a Scottish Labour MP, pointed to a poll he had commissioned which suggested that 33% of those surveyed agreed that Scotland should become independent with 57% opposed and 10% undecided. The poll by YouGov took the views of 1,000 voters.

After the Yes Scotland launch, Mr Darling told the BBC: "The real problem that the nationalists have got is that their momentum has stalled and we can see from the poll that only one person in three has actually bought their message.

"I believe that people will come to see that we are better and stronger with the UK."

"I think that there are an awful lot of risks in simply walking away from the UK."

Mr Darling has been involved in meetings with Conservatives and Liberal Democrats to take forward the plans for a pro-union campaign which is expected to launch later this year.

 

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

Comments

This entry is now closed for comments

Jump to comments pagination
 
  • rate this
    0

    Comment number 479.

    All these people going on about taking stuff out of Scotland - you don't think that maybe they might just like every other European country, be able to keep their own military and they might switch too and use the Euro? You don't think they might do much better in industry becuase they are not so ridiculously class-divided and have a gov't loyal to it's people, unlike UK?

  • rate this
    -1

    Comment number 478.

    It is quite wrong to say that "independence is as unpopular as it's ever been". Obviously he doesn't spend a lot of time talking to Scottish people. The independence debate is very much on the agenda here in a way it has never been before. Like many I was agnostic on the issue, but the more I see the divergence between the political and social priorities the more I support it.

  • rate this
    +1

    Comment number 477.

    people in England who complain about RBS have to realise that RBS has paid back its government loan while northern rock has lost tax payers millions

  • rate this
    +4

    Comment number 476.

    "88.
    bob_macb
    2 Hours ago

    My priority is to the rid the Clyde of weapons of mass destruction and for there to be no more illegal wars in my name. So I'll be voting yes.
    I sincerely hope this will spur the rest of the UK to ditch its nuclear weapns and illegal wars too."

    It should do, those illegal wars were instigated by a cabinet largely of Scots (including 2 Prime Ministers)!

  • rate this
    +2

    Comment number 475.

    Most importantly, would Berwick Rangers still play in Scotland?

  • rate this
    -6

    Comment number 474.

    Say Yes to your country, Say Yes to Freedom, Say Yes to your Future, and Say Yes to Independence. Free Scotland.

  • rate this
    0

    Comment number 473.

    #229
    That’s a bloody good idea and no gates

  • rate this
    +1

    Comment number 472.

    #339..look at Ireland
    ====
    OK. lets look,
    Avg salary Poverty Crime GDP per cap
    UK 26k 22% High 36k
    Ireland 31k 6% Low 39k

    Ireland wins :)

    ps I`m from Switz

  • rate this
    +6

    Comment number 471.

    The SNP has never forgiven Westminster for their perceived 'theft' of North Sea oil revenues.Speaking as a Scot,I think they are a childish,one issue party (it's oor oil) who blame the UK government for all Scotland's ills.Salmond's loony anti-nuclear - let's cover Scotland in wind turbines policies will be the ruin of us.

  • rate this
    -5

    Comment number 470.

    Why doesn't the referrendum question just ask "do you hate the English?" I think all of us in England know the answer. After that Scotland can hopefully move on.

  • rate this
    +36

    Comment number 469.

    It's just like the Falklands debate. Let the people who live there vote and decide. No skin off my nose. What's with all the hate?

  • rate this
    0

    Comment number 468.

    If their approach is "Look at all these bad things that England have done to us. Wouldn't you love to have independence (and your own oil)!?" then they will get some Yes votes. What they (or someone) needs to do is provide the vast array of negatives to becoming independent.

    Vote with the head, not a swayed heart.

    I hope that our little island remains united as we are much stronger that way.

  • rate this
    +2

    Comment number 467.

    As an Englishman, will be cheering on the Yes campaign.

    Good luck to you all.

  • rate this
    +1

    Comment number 466.

    Another clever little ruse from Alex Salmond ....'signing the pledge' in an attempt to get people to firm up their support before they have even heard the arguments pro and agin. Surely this has to be a lot more informed than just an emotional rallying of the Scottish people.... I suppose an alternative pledge for those who believe in the union could be set up as well,though.

  • rate this
    +4

    Comment number 465.

    I hope Salmond understands that NO means NO.

    When we reject separation, I hope that is the end of the story and this independence issue does not continue until we agree with Salmond

  • rate this
    +1

    Comment number 464.

    Ah yes it looks like knock the Scottish day again, the anglo-saxon germanians with their HRH (kaiser) have very little to shout about with their fantastic gov't who care passionately for the English people I think the word for today is austerity! Their latest offerings are cooked GDP figures & twice as high forcast 4 mass immigration. Now who in their right mind would want to be a part of that?

  • rate this
    +1

    Comment number 463.

    @395

    The most sensible comment on this so far.

    The cultural argument is a nonsense and the financial one is flawed, all this talk of Scotland over contributing to the treasury is so much BS. At best it's a zero equation, which a few months ago the SNP were ecstatic to find out.

    Pointless. Scotland will not be a new Norway whatever Wee Eck thinks. New Ireland seems more likely.

  • rate this
    +5

    Comment number 462.

    The motivation for many yes voters will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to dump Westminster for good

    This chance will never repeat itself, certainly not in our own lifetimes

    Westminster won't even let the British people vote on their own participation in Europe

    A clean break. A new start. A future as equal partners on this Island.

  • rate this
    -4

    Comment number 461.

    No doubt this 'independence' will be funded with money borrowed from the banks...

  • rate this
    +5

    Comment number 460.

    Personally, I reckon the hectoring, patronizing tone of some posters will do more for the independence campaign than the SNP could.

    Having Tony Blair (potentially), at the helm of the NO campaign won't hurt them either.

    I look forward to serving just how it turns out.

 

Page 63 of 86

 

More Scotland politics stories

RSS

Scotland Live

  1.  
    Glasgow 2014 morning round-up 13:00: Andrew Southwick BBC Scotland

    Judo - Euan Burton has had a terrific morning and is in the 100kg final this evening.

    Euan Burton has made the 100kg Judo final

    And, Chris Sherrington guarantees Scotland another judo medal as he makes it through to the +100kg final.

    Swimming - Cameron Brodie and Hannah Miley both managed lifetime bests as they qualified for the finals of the Men's 200m butterfly and Women's 200m breaststroke respectively.

    Unfortunately Lewis Smith will not join Brodie in the final after finishing fifth in his heat.

    Lawn bowls - It was two losses for Scotland with the men going down to Wales in the triples, and Caroline Brown losing to Kelsey Cottrell.

     
  2.  
    Flotilla approaching 12:41: Via Twitter James Cook Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

    tweets: Crowds here at Bowling as the flotilla approaches. #flotilla2014 #glasgow2014

    Flotilla approaching Bowling
     
  3.  
    Dizzee lights up Wickerman 12:34:

    Dizzie Rascal was a surprise booking at the first night of the annual Wickerman Festival.

    Dizzee Rascal at the Wickerman Festival

    The Dumfries and Galloway event also included 60s stars Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.

    Scottish favourites Big Country and Del Amitri are the highlights on Saturday night.

     
  4.  
    Miley going for a second gold 12:25: Via Twitter BBC Sport Scotland

    tweets: The 200m breaststroke final featuring @HannahMiley89 will begin at 7.36pm. #Glasgow2014 is very precise.

    Hannah Miley
     
  5.  
    Latest travel 12:20:

    It's looking very busy on public transport in Glasgow just now, especially around Ibrox, and there are long queues on the Subway.

    The roads around the main venues are moving but there lots of pedestrians so leave plenty of time for your journey.

    The Commonwealth flotilla is sailing from Greenock to Glasgow, so be prepared for delays on the A8 and M8.

    In East Lothian, the East Fortune Airshow is causing very slow traffic on the A1 and surrounding roads. Police say. traffic is moving but very slowly.

    In Edinburgh, the A720 City Bypass has slow traffic and one lane blocked eastbound between Calder and Baberton.

    In East Renfrewshire, the A727 East Kilbride Road in Clarkston is still closed because of an accident. Police are directing traffic.

     
  6.  
    Music Marathon 12:08: Via Twitter Pauline McLean BBC Scotland

    tweets: The combined might of @RSNO and @BBCSSO in rehearsal this morning for the classical music marathon. Kicks off at 1pm at Glasgow concert hall

     
  7.  
    Petrofac Training Cup 11:58:

    Today the domestic season gets under way with the newly-named Petrofac Training Cup this afternoon.

    The pick of the ties is at East End Park where rivals Dunfermline and Raith Rovers face off, but the biggest crowd of the day will likely be at Tynecastle where Hearts host Annan Athletic.

    Raith Rovers manager Grant Murray (left) and Dumfermline manager Jim Jefferies

    There will be updates throughout the afternoon, and you can also listen to Richard Gordon and co on BBC Sportsound.

    Full Petrofac Training Cup fixture list.

     
  8.  
    Red Arrows 11:52:

    The Red Arrows are headlining Scotland's national airshow in East Lothian, as they celebrate their 50th flying season.

    Red Arrows

    The RAF aerobatic team will appear at the National Museum of Flight fresh from their display at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

    Other attractions include a Hurricane, a Spitfire and one of only two surviving Battle of Britain Lancasters.

     
  9.  
    Dan the man 11:43:

    Connor Mollison tweeted: Still can't quite believe this boy in the background is now Commonwealth Champion! Well done @danwallace_

    Daniel Wallace

    Daniel Wallace won the gold medal for Scotland last night in the 400m individual medley at Glasgow 2014.

     
  10.  
    Tunnock's boost 11:33:

    Sales of Tunnock's teacakes have soared after they featured in the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, a supermarket has said.

    Tunnocks tea cakes at Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony

    Customers have been stocking up on the sweet treat after giant dancing teacakes whirled around Celtic Park on Wednesday night.

    Waitrose said in the 24 hours following the ceremony, sales of the chocolate-coated marshmallow snack rose by 62%.

     
  11.  
    Inverurie take on the Games 11:24: Andrew Southwick BBC Scotland

    There's something about Inverurie and the Commonwealth Games. Hannah Miley has made it into the women's 200m breaststroke final after finishing third in heat 4 as she chases another medal to add to her growing collection.

    Cameron Brodie of Inverurie

    In addition to that, another local Cameron Brodie wins heat 2 of the 200m butterfly, defeating South Africa's Chad Le Clos who was the favourite for the race.

    Meanwhile Australia's Daniel Fox - who may or may not have links to Inverurie - smashes his own 200m freestyle world record to set a new mark of 1:57:16.

     
  12.  
    Bolt in Scotland 11:16: Via Twitter BBC Sport Scotland

    tweets: Get ready Glasgow - @usainbolt will arrive this afternoon. #Glasgow2014

    Usain Bolt
     
  13.  
    Commonwealth flotilla 11:07: Via Twitter Keir Murray BBC Sport Scotland

    tweets: There are 249 crafts of all shapes and sizes in our wake as we head slowly from Greenock to Glasgow's Pacific Quay.

    Commonwealth flotilla
     
  14.  
    Eurocentral anger 10:59: Via Twitter

    A lot of fans are still waiting in large queues at the Eurocentral park and ride as they attempt to travel through to Glasgow for the Games.

    Jen Paton: "@Glasgow2014 Park & Ride?? We've been standing at Eurocentral for an hour and no buses have arrived."

    Long queues at Eurocentral park and ride

    Fay Purves: "@Glasgow2014 Not enough buses at Eurocentral - will miss the Haka! Can NZ do it again later please? Kids will be gutted to miss it.

    David Bradley: "Anyone with a coffee van? Captive audience at EuroCentral! No buses at Park & Ride."

     
  15.  
    Burton through 10:55:

    Scotland's flag bearer Euan Burton has began his attempt for a Commonwealth gold medal in the Judo 100kg category, and reaches the quarter finals with victory over Kenya's Evans Ouko Kengara.

    Euan Burton

    His wife Gemma Gibbons soon follows him with a victory of her own in the women's 78kg category.

     
  16.  
    Today's sports news 10:48: Andrew Southwick BBC Scotland

    It is not often Scottish football makes anyone in Spain sit up and take notice, however the Sun reports Real Sociedad boss Jagoba Arrasate was impressed by Aberdeen's 2-1 win over FC Groningen in the Europa League.

    Niall McGinn celebrates his goal with Ryan Jack as Aberdeen beat Groningen 2-1

    It was not such good news for Motherwell who lost to Icelandic part-timers Stjarnan and Keith Lasley - who conceded three penalties in the two ties - told the Daily Record he fears the club's already tight budget will be slashed following their exit from Europe.

    Meanwhile Dutch full-back Jeroen Tesselaar has re-joined St Mirren on a one-year deal after a season at Kilmarnock.

    Read Saturday's sports gossip

     
  17.  
    Swinney selfie 10:36: Via Twitter Graham Fraser BBC Scotland

    One person out enjoying the Commonwealth flotilla from Greenock to Glasgow today is the Scottish Government's Finance Secretary John Swinney.

    He tweeted this picture of him (right) with Ross Craig on MV Lochinvar, one of the boats taking part in the celebration.

    John Swinney (right) and Ross Craig enjoy Commonwealth flotilla

    That is some bunnet, Mr Swinney. Well done must also go to the good sir who managed to pull off a successful photobomb.

    Are you out on the flotilla? Send us your comments and pics via Twitter using #ScotlandLive, by email or by text on 80295.

     
  18.  
    Highlights from Day Two 10:17:

    Watch BBC Scotland's Andy Burke's round up of Day Two at the Commonwealth Games for Scotland.

    Daniel Wallace at Glasgow 2014
     
  19.  
    Park and ride delays 10:07:

    Reports of long delays on the park and ride at Eurocentral, with thousands of rugby fans trying to get to Ibrox.

    Ibrox is hosting the rugby sevens at Glasgow 2014

    One disgruntled passenger has texted in to say: "Now on a bus to Ibrox 75 minutes after getting to park and ride at Eurocentral, but massive queues still! Buses now seem to be arriving but those still at Eurocentral will probably miss the start of the 7's."

     
  20.  
    Today's papers 09:55:

    Most of the Scottish papers lead with three-year-old Mikaeel Kular's mother admitting to killing him.

    The Scotsman says an independent review into the death of Mikaeel is to take place after his mother admitted killing the toddler.

    Scotsman front page July 26 2014

    The Daily Record, meanwhile, reports that his mother beat him to death because he was sick after eating ice cream.

    Read the Paper Review and see the front pages.

     
  21.  
    Barbados rugby stars 09:39: Graham Fraser BBC Scotland

    At around 18:00 tonight, Scotland will play Barbados in the rugby sevens.

    The Barbados team will play in front of thousands of fans at Ibrox Stadium after a late call up to the Games.

    One of their players is car mechanic Sean Ward.

    Barbados rugby sevens team

    Some of the team are based in the UK, while the Barbados-based players train on the beach or in Sean's back garden using tyres.

     
  22.  
    Lawn bowls fightback 09:34:

    Watch Scotland pair Paul Foster and Alex Marshall bowl their way to an "impossible" comeback after going 15-7 against South Africa's Jason Evans and Jerry Baker in the lawn bowls yesterday.

    lawn bowls

    The Scots managed to score 3-1-5 in the final three ends and, with the last ball, South Africa could not reply, meaning a 16-15 win for Foster and Marshall.

    You can watch all the latest in the lawn bowls on the BBC Sport website.

     
  23.  
    Latest travel 09:27:

    A very busy day at the Commonwealth Games means delays and disruption is likely. So if you're heading to or past the SECC, Ibrox, Scotstoun, Glasgow Green, Tollcross or at the Barry Buddon shooting centre in Carnoustie, be prepared for delays and leave extra time for your journey.

    SECC

    In East Renfrewshire, the A727 East Kilbride Road in Clarkston is closed because of an accident. Police are directing traffic.

    And trains through Motherwell are returning to normal after an earlier signalling fault.

     
  24.  
    Latest weather 09:15:

    Dry with some bright or sunny spells for most but rain will reach the west coast by around lunchtime, and extend north-eastwards across the Highlands this afternoon.

    Some of this rain will turn heavy with thunder. Across the south and east it should remain largely dry but with the risk of a shower around Glasgow. Another very warm day with highs peaking at 26C in sheltered parts of the northeast.

     
  25.  
    Flotilla excitement 09:06: Laura Bicker Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

    The boats are piped out James Watt Dock Marina. The logistics of getting the fleet of 250 boats safely out of the harbour is proving challenging. The Clyde looks calm and serene this morning.

    Commonwealth flotilla

    People on board are excitedly chattering on the radio and to each other. The plan is to muster out just outside the harbour before sailing down the Clyde. All the boats are decked out with flags and banners gently waving in the breeze.

    It should be a spectacular sight for those along the route.

     
  26.  
    This evening's highlights 08:54: Andrew Southwick BBC Scotland

    18:00 - Judo: An intriguing side story with Scot Euan Burton and wife Gemma Gibbons both competing, but under different flags. Burton represents the host nation in the 100kg men's category, while Gibbons will compete for England in the 78kg women's category.

    Ross Murdoch in tears after winning Commonwealth gold

    18:40 - Boxing: Scotland's Josh Taylor - Commonwealth silver medallist (at lightweight) in 2010 - faces Botswana's Kagiso Bagwasi at 64kg.

    20:50 - Swimming: He won the nation's hearts with his tears on the opening day, and Scotland will be hoping for more when Ross Murdoch goes for another medal in the 100m Breaststroke final.

     
  27.  
    Rangers appoint Nash 08:41:

    If you missed it last night, Rangers have appointed financial consultant Philip Nash to their board of directors.

    The former Arsenal and Liverpool executive will assume the position immediately, having been a consultant at Ibrox since January 2014.

    Ibrox

    An accountant and former banker, Nash was brought to the club by chief executive Graham Wallace.

    Read Richard Wilson's report.

     
  28.  
    Karen Gillan transformed 08:30:

    Scots actress Karen Gillan is to appear in her biggest movie role yet in Marvel's sci-fi action adventure Guardians of the Galaxy.

    Inverness-born Gillan's big break came when she was cast as Doctor Who companion Amy Pond.

    Karen Gillan in Guardians of the Galaxy

    While Pond was part of a force for good, Gillan's character in Guardians of the Galaxy has a villainous dark side. It certainly looks like it.

     
  29.  
    This morning's highlights 08:16: Andrew Southwick BBC Scotland

    08:45 - Lawn bowls: Scotland are confident of medals at Kelvingrove. In the men's triples sectional the top two of Scotland and Wales go head-to-head, and in the women's sectional group stage world champion Caroline Brown carries the home nation's hopes against Australia's Kelsey Cottrell.

    Scotland are also in action in the men's pairs and women's fours.

    Hannah Miley with her 400m individual medley gold medal

    10:30 - Rugby sevens: Ibrox makes it's Glasgow 2014 debut today. It does not get much tougher for Scotland in their opening match, with four-time champions New Zealand squaring up to them in pool A. The All-Blacks have never lost a game at the Commonwealth Games.

    Scotland also face Canada and Barbados in the evening.

    10:40 - Swimming: The 400m individual medley gold medal winner Hannah Miley is back in the pool in the women's 200m Breaststroke heats.

    Scotland are also aiming for a place in the women's 4x200m Freestyle final.

    You can watch all the latest Commonwealth Games events on the BBC Sport website.

     
  30.  
    Pool Party 08:08:

    It was Scotland's pool party, but where was the poster boy? BBC Sport's Aimee Lewis reflects on Scotland's success in the pool and the disappointments for Michael Jamieson.

    Michael J
     
  31.  
    07:50: Via Twitter Huw Williams BBC Scotland reporter

    tweets: Crew of the Lerwick registered Swan taking part in @Flotilla2014 and live on @BBCRadioScot Out of Doors.

    Commonwealth flotilla crew

    Listen live to Radio Scotland.

     
  32.  
    Last night at the Games 07:33:

    It was another great night in the pool for Scotland last night as Daniel Wallace won gold in the 400m Individual Medley.

    Daniel Wallace

    Meanwhile, Neil Fachie and Craig Maclean won Scotland's first Commonwealth Games cycling gold with victory in the Para-cycling 1000m tandem time trial for blind and visually impaired athletes.

    However, it was disappointment again for Michael Jamieson after he finished fifth in the 100m breaststroke semi-final meaning he will miss the final.

     
  33.  
    Sir Jackie's car up for sale 07:13:

    Racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart's first ever race car is set to go under the hammer.

    The 1960 Marcos GT Xylon is being offered for sale this weekend by Silverstone Auctions.

    Sir Jackie Stewart's car

    Only nine Xylons were built by Marcos, which was founded in 1959 by racer Jem Marsh and engineer Frank Costin.

    The auction estimate is between £35,000 and £50,000.

     
  34.  
    Commonwealth flotilla 07:07:

    The largest flotilla ever seen on the River Clyde will sail from Greenock to Glasgow later as part of the city's Commonwealth Games celebrations.

    Commonwealth flotilla

    About 250 boats are due to leave from Greenock at 10:00 and arrive at Pacific Quay, home of BBC Scotland, at 13:00.

    Small ships, leisure yachts and clipper and working boats will be taking part.

     
  35.  
  36.  
    Good morning 06:58: Graham Fraser BBC Scotland

    Good morning and welcome to BBC Scotland Live. We'll be here until 23:00 bringing you all the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the country, including all the action and atmosphere from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

    Keep in touch and send us your comments and pics via Twitter using #ScotlandLive, by email or by text on 80295.

     

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.