ANNOUNCED in The National on Monday, the "Declaration of a Sovereign Scot" project originated by veteran independence campaigner Mike Fenwick has made an immediate impact.

The original idea was to have 100 Scottish independence supporters sign a declaration of individual sovereignty, emphasising that the people of Scotland have always been sovereign, at least as far back as the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320.

Readers of The National have been queuing up to sign the Declaration which will eventually go the United Nations where Secretary General Antonio Guterres has already been informed of the project.

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The aim is to have the international community informed of the demand for a second independence referendum in Scotland which is being blocked by the UK Government, a member of the UN Security Council.

Fenwick told The National: “The response has been immediate and overwhelming, so much so that having set my personal limited ‘First 100’ ambition, I now hope to post two links to allow everyone who has asked how they can take part to be able to do so within the next week. The links will be to two documents, the ‘Declaration of a Sovereign Scot’ and the other is a covering letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations. Both can be downloaded, printed and then sent.”

Needless to say The National will post those links online as soon as we get them.

Fenwick added: “One suggestion I would make is to see whether the Yes Groups would become involved for the most basic reason to avoid the costs of postage. If a Yes Group gathers in the items and then sends them as one package, it would save money and perhaps importantly also allow the UN to see the widespread geographical support across Scotland, something I know exists from the messages I have received.”

The covering letter will use these three extracts from a United Nations Declaration, and will ask whether the UN and its members will uphold these principles as they apply to Scotland. All peoples have the right to self-determination; by virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.

“Any attempt aimed at the partial or total disruption of the national unity and the territorial integrity of a country is incompatible with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

“All States shall observe faithfully and strictly the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the present Declaration on the basis of equality, non-interference in the internal affairs of all States, and respect for the sovereign rights of all peoples and their territorial integrity.”