Scottish Self-Determination

The Edinburgh Proclamation

In Edinburgh on 1st September 2022, outside the new British state’s offices before an assembly of 100 people, Neale Hanvey MP read out the Edinburgh Proclamation and gave notice to the UK government to quit Scotland.

The Edinburgh Proclamation is a declaration that sovereignty of the Scottish people is absolute and indefeasible. Just because we have been in a union for some 300 years cannot extinguish that right. It can never be extinguished except by the destruction of the Scottish people.

In order to take Scotland’s case to the United Nations, the Congress needs a Scottish Liberation Movement. You can join the Liberation Movement by signing the Edinburgh Proclamation.

The Edinburgh Proclamation

The nation of Scotland has enshrined in its constitution, from the Declaration of the Clergy of 1310 and the Declaration of Arbroath of 1320, to the Claim of Right Act of 1689, the supremacy of the Scottish people over all other authorities of state. From which it is clear that the English principle of parliamentary sovereignty, is foreign, irreconcilable and unlawful in Scotland.

Embodied in the Claim of Right, our constitution provides that we, the people, lend our power to the government to serve the common good and to uphold our rights and interests. And we may withdraw this loan. Through the Convention of the Estates, a National Assembly comprised of the communities of Scotland, we may remove any government that fails to serve us or overrules the express will of the people.

The Westminster Government has grossly and repeatedly violated the provisions of the Claim of Right, a contractual obligation ratified by the nations of Scotland and England in the Treaty of Union of 1706. It has ruled Scotland, not as an equal partner in a political union but as a colony. It has thwarted the democratic will of the people and disposed of our assets to enrich the privileged few. It has moved to end our ancient sovereignty by replacing it with Westminster parliamentary sovereignty via Clause 38 of the EU Withdrawal Act. Yet the source of legitimate power in Scotland remains, and will always remain, the people of Scotland.

Therefore, to halt the eradication of our sovereignty, the abuse of our protected rights and the plunder of our territories and resources, and reaffirming our lawful authority, we echo the Irish Declaration of 1916:

We declare the right of the people of Scotland to the ownership of Scotland and to the unfettered control of Scottish destinies, to be sovereign and indefeasible. The long usurpation of that right by a foreign government has not extinguished that right, nor can it ever be extinguished except by the destruction of the Scottish people.

We, the signatories, will become the peaceful Liberation Movement of Scotland. We call on all Scots, from the civic, religious, community and business life of our country, to join us in urgently recalling the Convention of the Estates, in the form of a modern, Scottish National Congress, to defend and assert our rights and to end the abuses of a foreign government that now threatens our lives and very existence as a nation.

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