Referendum is an opportunity says leading charity


A leading charity that promotes the interests of, and represents, older people in Scotland has given the thumbs-up for the referendum on the country’s constitutional future.

Age Scotland today (Wednesday) outlined their support for the referendum on their website:

“The consultation document recently published by the Scottish government is a chance for everyone to influence this referendum on our country’s constitutional future. We should see it as an opportunity to shape the future, not as a threat.”

The support was welcomed by Clare Adamson, SNP MSP for Central Scotland and member of the Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunity committee.

She said:

“I warmly welcome Age Scotland’s affirmative contribution to the debate on the referendum on independence. The referendum in 2014 is the biggest collective decision that the people of Scotland will ever have to make and it is essential that organisations and people from all walks of life in Scotland’s society are fully involved.

“The positive case for independence will be made by the Yes campaign, which the SNP fully supports and which we believe the people of Scotland will vote for.

“It is high time the anti-independence parties adopted a worthwhile role in this crucial discussion instead of their constant negativity.”