Do we or do we not want to bring power and decision-making closer to the people of Scotland? We believe that when you make decisions in Scotland that address Scotland’s needs and reflect Scotland’s circumstances, as well as taking account of the needs and concerns of the diverse communities that make up Scotland, there will be better decisions.
“Trust. Trust ourselves to take decisions affecting our schools, our hospitals, our jobs, our housing and how we use the power to tax. On Thursday we have the opportunity to show faith, have hope take courage, an opportunity by voting ‘Yes Yes’ to establish a People’s Parliament.”
Jim Wallace, 1997
Taken from Scotland Debates – Devolution (1997). Watch the full debate here via STV.