Shetland’s long-standing support for the Liberal Democrats and dislike for the SNP make it one of the more challenging areas to garner support for a Yes vote as many still link a vote for one to be a vote for the other.
Of course it is not but unionist campaigns almost always try to link the two in absence of any argument in favour of Scotland remaining within the area of Westminster rule. It is the only strategy available to them. I will no longer be using the name of the No campaign but from now on they will be the Unionists or Tory, Labour, UKIP, Lib Dem Club.
There is no need to convert the die-hard no supporters, we need only concentrate on those who are unsure which way they are voting. As of today a swing of only 6.5 per cent would give a Yes result but this is not what should happen.
A landslide is the aim to allow Scotland to show its people they have done the right thing, and the rest of the world that there is a better way of doing things. There is much information out there and many of us can provide you with either the answers or where to find the answers. With information we can then make the right decision for ourselves, our country and the most important to me, for future generations.
And remember, the polls said without exception in 2011, that the SNP was going to lose. And win it did, with a landslide. Whilst here in Shetland 20 per cent was chopped off the Lib Dem vote. The party has served its purpose in giving us the referendum.
The next vote is by you. For you. And not the SNP.
(Member of the SNP and Yes Scotland/Shetland)