On the 15/16th February 2023 a group of Salvo activists held a planning summit meeting to put in place the final arrangements to produce the first film in the series “The Union on Trial” which will be shown both internationally and domestically at locations throughout Scotland and abroad where the audience can hear and see the evidence being proposed, and opposed, in a professionally produced film trial setting. At the end of each screening the audience will form the jury and pass judgement on the evidence presented. There will be much more on this in the weeks ahead , including the opportunity to add evidence to the film using local examples and it will form a core part of our efforts to internationalise Scotland’s case abroad, while educating our people and providing the awareness of the fraud and robbery being perpetrated on our nation. A copy of the film will be sent to the Governments of every nation listed in the United Nations along with a formal letter requesting their support for Scotland’s case.

These are exciting times. Here some of the people involved expound on just a fraction of the charges the film will examine. The first film will demonstrate that Scotland did not join a voluntary union nor did it cede any of the Territory of Scotland to Westminster. Other films will follow on related topics until the series is complete.


Regretfully there are some among us who seek to censor what others read. Sadly within the YES movement there are sites which claim to be pro Indy but exist to only promote one Party and will not publish articles which come from bloggers who don’t slavishly support that Party to the exclusion of the rest of the YES movement. I ask readers who support free speech to share articles from Yours for Scotland as often as possible as this defeats the effectiveness of the censors.


Free subscriptions are available on the Home and Blog pages of this site. This allows,for an email of each article to your Inbox and that is now how several thousands get my articles each day. This avoids problems that some have experienced gaining access from Twitter and Facebook. You will be very welcome to choose whatever route works best for you.


The work and important development of Salvo has been a beacon of hope in 2022 and as it develops Salvo is creating campaigning hubs throughout Scotland. Salvo will join  with Liberation.Scot and as the campaigning arm of Liberation we are looking at very effective campaigns kicking off very early this year and introducing some new campaigning methods as well as those that have worked well in the past. This requires money so all donations to this site, once the running costs are covered, will go to support the work of Salvo/ Liberation. I think you will see it well used and effective.


We are seeking to build Liberation.Scot to at least 100,000 signatures just as quickly as we can. This is part of our plan to win recognition as an official Liberation Movement via the United Nations. We intend to internationalise our battle to win Independence and through the setting up of our Scottish National Congress will prepare and develop our arguments to win progress in the International Courts. Please help by signing up at Liberation.Scot. It is from those who sign up to Liberation.Scot that the membership of the SNC will be created by ballot.


43 thoughts on “THE UNION ON TRIAL

  1. Fantastic Iain, reading your blog and watching the video was just what was needed. I can’t wait until the Union on Trial series of films is shown.

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  2. A semantic-frippery bypass.

    Honest people speaking from the heart with the conviction that only the truth can afford.

    A warm thank you to all.

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  3. Brilliant Ian Sara & All, Scotland needs you all to do what so far no politician has done.. And that is tell the TRUTH about how Scotland has been treated as a colony by the English Parliamentarians since the day we signed to join a UNION of Equals with England.. Thank You All

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  4. Sara, could I suggest reaching out to the BBC and asking them if they’d like to run a program about Salvo, maybe even a German channel like DW might be interested in interviewing you or even running with a program about what you have learnt. It does hurt to ask, if you don’t ask you will never know.

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    1. I don’t think the BBC would but certainly some of the foreign channels might be interested. And what a good idea to send copies to all the countries in the UN! I remember being interviewed by a French journalist during indyref1!

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      1. I know the BBC are never going to show or mention Salvo, but it’s another season for different network abroad to take it, knowing that Salvo has asked and the BBC have said no. Somehow that might just make the difference to another foreign network, because this sort of shows exactly the point salvo is trying to make, and there seems to be a clear interest in Europe regarding Scotland and Scotland’s quest for independence.

        We need Salvo, I was really proud of Alex holding his hand out to working with who ever takes over from the Sturgeon. After all that he’s had to endure most people would have walked and never looked back, but as we know this is the measure of the man and the people running Salvo.

        I personally hope Ash Regan gets the job.

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    2. Yes Ash Regan would be my preferred candidate but then I don’t have a vote on it! I’m sure she has much ambition but she was prepared to stand up and be counted. Unlike Kate. If a Tory can interrupt her mat leave so could Kate!

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  5. This is exciting and should be fun. I take it now that quite soon a few thousand of us will be out gathering up the jury and signatures to Liberation. I think that people will love the idea of this because of all the current injustice as well as past. Thanks to you all.

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  6. Good stuff.

    Getting the message out is crucial to our future.

    What a contrast to the absolute pile of dogshit that was the foot dragging, independence blocking and dispiriting Sturgeon years. She has certainly left a mess with SNP support haemorrhaging due to her maladministration of public services and focus on loon ball gender policies.

    But we move on and we need to take the electorate, with or without the SNP, with us. The SNP, or at least too many of them, are damaged useless goods.

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    1. If it hadn’t been for Nicola we wouldn’t have what she faught hard to get us but the ALBA people have for forgotten this, I will ne ver back ALBA and as for Ash Regan she is just a snob, Regan has done nothing for my area since she got in, if she can turn her back on the FM what would she do to us Regan doesn’t have the quality to be FM.


      1. What did she fight to get us? Name one single step forward she delivered that brought us closer to Independence? All I can see is division and she delivered that…in spades!

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  7. Very good and important video. We’ll done all!
    We’ve been talking about a wee trip to oban. Normally go up to the caravan place at Benderloch, but will give the greencourt a try!
    I noticed BBC Scotland have been looking for political correspondents. Anyone interested? Be interested to see what they’re looking for

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  8. Thank goodness for the wee plug for the guest house at the end as I have been squinting at the video trying to figure out where you were staying. Good effort and look forward to the film.

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  9. “Præfervidum ingenium Scotorum”
    = “The resolute mindset of the Scots”
    = “Aigne dhaingeann nan Albannach”

    « Every Scot had, so to speak, a spade in one hand and a sword in the other, and an invader was faced not with a section of the people but with the whole nation in arms.[ …] and in this sense Scotland had no peasantry. This explains in great part how it came about that Scotland preserved her territorial integrity throughout the centuries. The second point we must appreciate is that the ‘Præfervidum ingenium Scotorum’ was a very live factor throughout her history. The phrase, which is no mere rhetorical flourish, is capable of various translations, but here it may be interpreted as ‘the Scots ability to follow a star’. And follow a star our forefathers did — the star of freedom. »

    (‘The Historical SCOTTISH Constitution’ by Duncan H. MacNeill, The Albyn Press, Edinburgh, 1971, pp 18,19)

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    1. (From the dust-jacket of the above book)

      Duncan Harold MacNeill was born in Orkney and was a son of the Manse. He was educated at Kirkwall Grammar School and the University of Glasgow. After serving in the First World War he graduated M.A. at Glasgow, specialising in Constitutional Law, and later obtained his LL.B. at Edinburgh, with distinction in Public International Law and Jurisprudence. He qualified as a solicitor and settled in Inverness. For many years he devoted his leisure to the study of Scottish Constitutional Law and History. His pamphlet, ‘The Scottish Constitution’, published in 1943, gave a summary of the fruits of his researches and was followed by ‘The Scottish Realm’ and ‘The Art and Science of Government’, a translation of George Buchanan’s ‘De Jure Regni apud Scotos.”

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    2. Endorsement comments from dust jacket of DUNCAN H. MACNEILL’s’s other book ‘THE SCOTTISH REALM: An approach to the Political and Constitutional History of Scotland’ (Published by A & J Donaldson, Glasgow, 1947) —

      “It is essentially a work of the renascent Scotland and as such it will provoke hostility from those, often Scotsmen, who love to depreciate all Scottish ideals except emigration and careerism.” (A. DEWAR GIBB KC, Professor of Law in the University of Glasgow.)

      “Your history book does bring out for me how early the Scots folk, through all kinds of troubles, tried to solve the real problem of democracy, which is surely that the individual in freedom and integrity should desire to do his duty to the community. Thus read, it is, over all, a heartening and inspiring record.” (NEIL M. GUNN.)

      “Mr MacNeill’s book tells the story of Scotland in a new way. Instead of proceeding on the assumption that Scottish institutions are imperfect imitations of their English counterparts, as so many other historians have done, he goes back to the sources and shows how Scotland developed her own system of law and her own methods of government. The Scottish answer to many social and legal problems has been entirely different from the English one and it is more than refreshing to read a book which makes this clear. I can imagine no better corrective to the false teaching of history which has for so long distorted our inheritance.”(JOHN M. MACCORMICK, Chairman of the Scottish Convention.)

      “Mr Duncan MacNeill has given us a diagnosis of Scottish constitutional development that has revealed more, in its restricted limits, than the amplest writings of other inquirers. When the nation’s evolution is considered in its whole Celtic and European background, and not from the ‘parti pris’ that the Kingdom of Scots was merely a provincial variant of Norman England, then the diagnosis shows an organism of surprising vitality and originality, adapting foreign practices and developing native traditions towards a social and libertarian ideal which one might call in a phrase ‘National Democracy’”. It was high time for Scottish constitutionalism to be re-interpreted to our generation…” (DOUGLAS YOUNG, Late Chairman of Scottish National Party.

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      1. “Scottish institutions are imperfect imitations of their English counterparts”

        We can and we need to go deeper than this. Scotland’s historic institutions were indeed unique, but in a colonial society the people ‘are condemned to lose this memory’. Postcolonial theory, developed mostly after Macneill, has much to say on an oppressed people and their now ‘dead or petrified institutions’; in a colonial society ‘the native ‘becomes ashamed of these institutions’, for they no longer work for him . ‘All effectiveness and social dynamics are monopolized by the colonizer’s institutions… none of which are appropriate for the colonized’ (Albert Memmi).

        The nations ‘Institutions’ form one of the ‘Determinants of Scottish Independence’. This implies that they need to be properly understood as to their colonial nature, values, and priorities in order for a people to deal effectively with them after liberation, remembering that these same institutions remain for now colonial and therefore anti-independence:

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      2. Alf Baird writes: “We can and we need to go deeper than this….Postcolonial theory, developed mostly after Macneill has much to say…”
        Agreed, Alf, and many thanks to yourself for your very welcome (tenacious) tutelage in this key area of the independence movement. My featuring of the work of Duncan H. MacNeill was of course not without awareness of his vintage, but indeed rather motivated by that to honour this early pioneer seeking to trace the historical distinctions between Scottish and English constitutional thought.

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    1. And we all know the area in which the real Stone of Destiny is hidden – all except those people who are determined to crown their monarchs upon it!
      I really enjoyed “The Ballad of Stones and Thrones”. Thank you, Fae See!

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      1. Haha don’t thank me, I just shared it, it was the production of the lovely folk in the video. Aye one time I had a conversation with someone about it who was seriously into Egyptian archaeology and brought me back a wee stone fae Egypt, no the actual one but on his travels as at the time I was drawn to Egyptian history. The stones got a myth of it’s own. Wouldn’t it be good to actually find out the truth of all these legends?

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  10. That poor guest house owner is going to be surprised how many pals Iain has! In my defence if I go to Oban I’ll be sure and let him know I’m also a member of Salvo as well as a YFS regular!

    Does anyone know who signed the women’s pledge in 2019 and is still in the SNP? Apart from Ash and Kate obvs! Did Michelle Thomson? She also rebelled at GGRB!

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  11. Magic things this last week have moved more than the last 9 years, I am lifted from the depression of the Sturgeon years of hervinaction and betrayal into a new era of hope. I might yet see the end of this corupt rotten to the core coercive parictical Union .

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  12. Is at times like this I am glad not to be a member of any political party as the SNP leadership bun fight gathers pace and it is why the Salvo approach is so refreshing. Depending on who wins it either signals there is still an SNP worth talking to or the end of the party as a serious force for Indy. Either way I have no say in the outcome so it is of minor interest. After my Oban trip of last week two things struck me. Firstly the creaking Calmac ferry fleet is getting close to breaking point despite the great efforts of the shore and off shore staff members. Give them some modern equipment to work with and we could have a world class ferry service not the mend and make do service we have at the moment. The second thing was after visiting a friend in hospital the outstanding job done by all the staff despite the problems facing the NHS. Very similar to Calmac great staff but let down by those on the big bucks higher up the food chain. My friend in hospital has been an SNP supporter as long as I have known him and will now not see Indy in his lifetime. We went to vote together on the morning of the referendum him in his kilt full of optimism and to see where we are today fills me with sadness and it is why I cannot forgive the inaction of the last 8 years. The Salvo approach has given a glimmer of hope and I can’t fault the hard work being done by Alba at the moment for very little return so far and most of the faces I see doing the hard yards for Alba are those that did the same for the SNP before it went into meltdown.

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    1. This ferries article may be of interest, David: ‘The Manichaeism reality of Scottish ferries policy’

      As with so many of the difficulties faced by our under-developed nation, the ferries situation will never be adequately remedied until we are independent, and that is assuming we face up to the need to fix what is a colonial institutional legacy which, as with most colonial societies, is administered by a ‘mediocre meritocracy’ that has little interest in developing our people or nation.

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