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The SNP win the Scottish Parliament election held on Thursday, May 5th, 2011. The SNP had been the party of government in the previous session but this time they had an absolute majority. An independence referendum is now inevitable as the SNP had it as a manifesto commitment.
The lead pro-independence campaign group, Yes Scotland, was formally launched in Edinburgh on the 25th of May, 2012 with Dennis Canavan as Chairman of the advisory board and Blair Jenkins as the CEO.
The Scottish and UK governments jointly signed The Edinburgh Agreement "to provide a clear legal basis for the holding of the Scottish independence referendum" by the end of 2014.
November 11th, our birthday. The domain yeshighland.net was registered for the first time on this day in 2012.
The date of the referendum was announced by the Scottish Government on the 21st of March 2013. The date of the referendum would be September 18th 2014. We now had something to plan for and work towards.
Scotland's Future was the Scottish Government's white paper on independence and the "most comprehensive blueprint for an independent country ever published".
The referendum was held on the 18th of September, 2014. The result was a win for No by a margin of 55% to 45%. Although recognising the result countless thousands of people in Scotland inspired by the message of hope by the Yes movement continue to campaign for a better, fairer and independent Scotland.
"Scotland faces being taken out of the EU against our will. I regard that as democratically unacceptable." First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaking the day after the UK votes to leave the EU and Scotland votes to remain. This is a "material change".
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