Sturgeon delights 20,000 crowd at independence rally
FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon insisted it was time for Scotland to be an independent country as she addressed thousands at a rally in Glasgow.
It was the first time the SNP leader had addressed a rally since 2014, when the country voted to stay part of the UK.
At the event organised by our sister paper The National, Ms Sturgeon told the 20,000 campaigners the time would come to break away from the “chaos of Westminster” in a second independence referendum that she wants to be held next year.
She told the crowd in George Square: “It is our job to convince everyone we know to come out on December 12 [for General Election] and send the biggest, most resounding message to Westminster – that it is time for Scotland to choose our own future.”
She added an independent Scotland would be “best friends” with neighbours across Britain and Europe.
Nicola Sturgeon hails crowd