On 22 January, at a lecture at Glasgow University, Ambassador David Scheffer, Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor in Law gave an enlightened picture of Scotland's path as a sovereign state. Scotland as a sovereign state, which went into partnership with a larger domineering neighbour, but is now on the path to resuming its position as a sovereign state. James Trolland, SDA deputy chair attended and can advise that the lecture content confirms the long stated position of the SDA on self-determination for Scotland.
As one of the oldest nation states in the world, Scotland's progress can be likened to a stairway. The first long flight of steps was Scotland climbing successfully as a sovereign nation. From 1707, we have been crossing a landing together with a neighbour. Now we are getting ready to resume our path upwards on the next flight of steps, again as a sovereign nation.
As part of the current process of re-structuring of the SDA as a politically active party, a Diplomatic Team is being created to formulate SDA Diplomatic Strategy, towards and post - Independence. The lead position in this team will be advised shortly.
The SDA will be supporting the YES campaign meeting on the 7th February, 7pm, in the
Victoria Halls, Helensburgh. Come join us at our table and hear from speakers such as Blair
Also at Helensburgh, the SDA will be hosting a Blether during the evening of the 12th
February, starting at 7.30pm, in the lounge of the Commodore Hotel. Join us and have your
say about current issues.
The Scottish Democratic Alliance was registered with the Electoral Commission as a political party in 2009. Between 2009 and 2012 the SDA functioned primarily as a Think Tank, researching and developing draft policies which Scotland will require post Independence. Draft policies for many of the key areas of statehood have now been achieved.
At the SDA AGM in 2012 the decision was made to become an active political party with the objective of achieving seats in the Scottish Parliament and to contest the European Parliamentary elections.
During January 2013, the SDA executive held a series of discussions to determine the re-structuring required to operate as an active political party.
Details of the re-structured organisation and areas where further participation is desired from members will be advised shortly.
Robert Ingram, Chief Executive.