Yes Scotland independence campaign begin leaflet blitz

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PRO-independence campaigners were today launching a weekend leafleting blitz across the country.

The cross-party Yes Scotland group said it had now established more than 130 local activist groups around Scotland. The drive comes at the end of a week when a survey suggested support for independence had slipped to 23 per cent, its lowest level since devolution in 1999.

Marking the start of this year’s campaigning, Yes Scotland said it would distribute about half a million leaflets at about 100 events.

Yes Scotland communities director Shirley-Anne Somerville said: “The campaign for a ‘Yes’ vote in 2014 will be won at grassroots level. Our plans to engage with people in every community in Scotland are well advanced as we seek to give them all the quality information they need to make an informed choice.”