THE Scottish Independence Convention are seeking new board members to join their campaign, which, we can reveal, is set to launch in a matter of weeks.

Last Tuesday, the coalition of political parties and Yes groups formalised their organisation and incorporated as a private limited company.

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Papers lodged with Companies House named the actor Elaine C Smith, solicitor Aamer Anwar, Women for Independence campaigner Rosemary Hunter, Green Party co-convenor Maggie Chapman and former SNP MSP Dave Thomson as directors.

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Thomson, who will chair the SIC’s board, told The National they were seeking more directors to join up, particularly people with backgrounds in campaigning, finance, business law, the media and trade unions.

Anyone interested, he said, should get in touch. The SIC will launch the new group on April 25.

They’ve been working with design consultancy Tangent, the group behind the People Make Glasgow campaign, to find a “snappier” name, and to test messages with voters.

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Last year we revealed that the SIC had crowdfunded more than £100,000. Some of that money has been used to to recruit a full time campaign co-ordinator.

Four people have been shortlisted for the job with interviews due to take place imminently.

Thomson revealed that the SIC hopes to recruit even more staff in the next two to three months.

“I’m very excited by the whole thing. When we get this going in just 12 weeks or so, it should be a huge boost, we believe, to everyone involved in independence campaigning.”

Part of the new campaign’s role, would, he added, be to “do as much as we can to convince people who are not quite convinced yet, to pull them over the line in to the Yes camp.”