THE organisers of the Long Walk to Freedom have pledged to walk 2420 miles around Scotland, while aiming to get 2.2 million people to sign up to what is being called the Digital Covenant.

In what is by far the biggest exercise in building “blockchain democracy”, it is the most open project yet to show how many people support Scots’ rights to determine their own future.

The National revealed on Saturday that the people behind the 500 mile walk for independence two years ago came up with the new project to more than treble that mileage effort.

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Last year, the Scottish Covenant 2019 was launched and for the avoidance of doubt, this is what people are being asked to give their assertion to: “We, the people of Scotland who subscribe to this Engagement, declare our belief that reform in the constitution of our country is necessary to secure good government in accordance with our Scottish traditions and to promote the social and economic welfare of our nation.

“We affirm that the desire for such reform is both deep and widespread through the whole community, transcending all political differences and sectional interests, and we undertake to continue united in purpose for its achievement.

“With that end in view we solemnly enter into this Covenant whereby we pledge ourselves to do everything in our power to secure for Scotland a Parliament complete with all powers of State and with full legislative authority in Scottish affairs, both domestic and international, and hereby call for the Treaty of Union to be ended forthwith.”

The wording is based on the original Scottish Covenant for Home Rule which was the brainchild of John MacCormick and was signed by more than two million people in the 1950s.

One of the criticisms of the original Covenant was that forged signatures were easy, to do, but the new Covenant is tied to the the Ethereum blockchain, which is a digital currency that has been secure since its inception.

The organisers explained: “This means that every single signature can be verified as eligible to vote in Scotland on a given date.”

A spokesman added: “ You don’t have to support any party. You just need to believe that Scotland should be independent.

“The Scottish Government and Parliament exist as the gift of the most corrupt and nepotistic government that has existed in Westminster since its inception. That gift can be taken away at the stroke of a pen.

“The Covenant allows you to express your sovereign will as a Scot – a principle not only signed up to by the Scottish Parliament but also by Westminster when the Claim of Right went through unopposed in 2018.”

The Long Walk group says: “If 2.2 million people sign the Covenant, it can be lodged with the United Nations and a people’s council can approach them to say that Scotland has fulfilled the conditions for recognition as an independent state by proving on an unchallengeable blockchain vote of a majority of Scotland’s voting public.”

The digital signatures will be collected as they walk: “Instead of a 500 mile walk, we would need to have three walks running concurrently.

“Walk one from Eilean Donan Castle Bridge to the border at Berwick over 72 days and covering a distance of 1320 miles.

“Walk two from Eilean Donan Bridge to Glasgow and covering 500 miles, taking in the most beautiful scenery in Scotland, and walk three starting from Ayr on the day that the main walk reaches Aberdeen and arriving at the border in Berwick at the same time as the main walk and covering a distance of 700 miles.

“What we will have is an app that will allow people to sign the digital covenant on their phone or tablet and as we pass we will show locals how to use it so that they can then do the same within their own communities.”

You can view and sign the Scottish Digital Covenant at