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Sunday, 8 April 2012

The Declaration of Scotland 2012

To the peoples of the world; to Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, head of The Secretariat of the United Nations; to the one hundred and ninety-three sovereign states who populate the United Nations General Assembly; and to the International Court of Justice.

To Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I of Scots.

To the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Right Honourable David Cameron; to the Houses of Parliament, Lords and Commons and all representatives, elected or otherwise, therein; and to employees of Her Majesty’s Civil Service.

To the Scottish Parliament (Pàrlamaid na h-Alba; The Scots Pairliament) and to all representatives elected therein.

To all others who, by deed or inclination, claim an interest in this land of Scots.

Hear us, the community of the realm of Scotland: the ordinary, free, sovereign people of this land as we proclaim, for all to hear, our continuing sovereign supremacy over this realm of ours. 

Hear, too, our message of peace, love and kinship with all peoples of this world regardless of nationality, race, creed or colour and all such other spurious seeds of division placed within the hearts and minds of humanity. We are your brothers and sisters who wish to re-assume our rightful place amongst you, as equals, in the great family of nations.

Our nation, forged in antiquity and tempered by the blood of many noble races stood proudly independent through war, invasions, disruption and calamity for many centuries. This people now desire to take back what was bargained away by others, a self-serving elite thinking only of material gain and against the loud protestations of the ordinary, sovereign people of this realm. The time to reclaim our sovereign rights is now.

We have no wish to linger on ancient injustices but only to move forward; living in peace, harmony and friendship with our neighbours far and wide; in a manner that is natural to all sovereign nations; in independent control of our own destinies.

In that spirit, we commend all, regardless of position or calling, to abstain from malicious, deceitful and treacherous methods of subverting our democratic will at, this, the time of our national re-awakening.

In the words of our exalted forebears, altered in form yet not in spirit…

Do not, by your petty ambitions, conspire to make us or our realm subject to the will of others, or we shall exert ourselves and drive you out as our enemy and a subverter of our rights, and put others in your stead. 

For, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under the rule of others. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom -- for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.

Leave us, in this little Scotland, to create our new society based on the principles of democracy with justice and fairness for all; at peace with ourselves and with others; offering the hand of friendship to all and our service and aid to those who would need it most.

We, the undersigned, the people of Scotland, wish it so.

If you would like to sign this declaration, you can do so at


  1. *signs*

    Sounds good. One thing is it should be Elizabeth I Queen of Scots, not Queen of Scotland.

  2. I love it except for the term "little Scotland." We are much bigger than that!

  3. The term 'little Scotland' is lifted directly from the Declaration of Arbroath, just as much of the ending is. I can understand why you think that might 'diminish' Scotland but I'll leave it in.