Scottish Independence Convention

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The Independence Convention is an umbrella grouping for supporters of Scottish independence, also known as Interim Forum for an Independence Convention (IFIC). The Chairman is Murray Ritchie.

The Independence Convention was created in 2005 as a forum for those of all political persuasions and none who support independence, and to be a national catalyst for Scottish independence.[1]

The Convention had described four immediate questions that they intended to address, as follows:

  1. What are the specific benefits, if any, of national self-determination for Scotland in social, cultural, political and economic terms? What are the costs?
  2. What, in broad terms, will an independent Scotland look like?
  3. How will the transition between devolution and full independence be managed?
  4. What are the principles and values that will underpin an independent Scotland and its relationships with the other successor state(s) to the United Kingdom, and to the rest of the world?

The interim convention launched on St. Andrew's Day, 2005.

As an unaligned group, set up long before Yes Scotland, the convention was the main contact for European groups who took interest in Scotland's independence movement.[2]

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  1. ^ Carrell, Severin (22 June 2012). "The claymore count: the groups fighting for and against Scottish independence". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Carrell, Severin (30 September 2013). "Europe's nationalists seek solidarity with Scotland's independence campaign". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 

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