Arguments for Scottish Independence (2013)

Vote Yes campaign poster in Scotland. CREDIT: John Allen. Wikipedia

In April 2013, in the lead-up to the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond gave a talk "Investing in an Independent Scotland" at Carnegie Council. The selected excerpt found on the top right sidebar allows students to grasp the arguments in favor of Scottish independence from both a business and political point of view. Included are suggested questions for the classroom.

For the full video, audio, and transcript of the event, please click here.

This activity works well in a comparative government class.