Former Labour MSP John McAllion will argue the case for independence at a public meeting tonight.
Mr McAllion, now in the Scottish Socialist Party, said: “The debate on Independence is now rightly centred on economic issues as people across Scotland suffer the effects of the worst recession in 80 years.
“Independence means Scotland will no longer have to suffer Tory governments with all the economic and social misery that entails. Nor will all the oil wealth, taxes and profits generated in Scotland continue to be siphoned off to the Westminster Treasury but will remain here to address inequalities.”
The meeting is at 8pm in the Calton Centre, Montgomery Street, Leith.