Siol nan Gaidheal exists to promote culture and National awareness. We offer a new alternative, a new dimension, for consideration by the Scottish people.
We believe that the Union with England has never been a partnership of equals. It was, and is, and always will be a cultural, political and economic take-over and a complete disaster for Scotland. The event of 1707 was violently opposed by the Scottish people whose anguish and humiliation persist to the present day.
We believe that the land of Scotland belongs to her people, it is not a commodity to be bought and sold in the market-place to the highest bidder.
The connection with England has taught the Scottish people to ignore and even hate our own Heritage and Culture. A people taught to undervalue and depreciate their own heritage could not but be demoralised, timorous, dependent and unsure of themselves.
A people, in contrast, encouraged to take proper pride in the Culture and Heritage of Scotland would confidently insist on their rights and responsibilities including the right recognised by all the worlds peoples to National Self-Determination and Independence.
It is the aim of Siol nan Gaidheal to restore the Self-Respect of the Scottish people and through this, restore National Sovereignty.
We must unite as Scots against those visible unworthy forces which tend to damage our national character. In particular, prejudice and bigotry, which are so easily applied to colour, religion, party politics etc. We seek a society where harmony will replace discord, and animosity will be replaced by tolerance and compassion. We would celebrate the Spirit of Scotland and acclaim the rebirth of her people.
Siol nan Gaidheal is a cultural and fraternal organisation, not a political party. We leave the party political struggle for Independence to the pro-Independence parties and independents who are well able to destroy the Unionist argument in the electoral challenges to which they are periodically called.
Siol nan Gaidheal offers an alternative, a new concept, a new vision to the Scottish people. Our philosophy avoids the divisive codes of party politics. Still less do we accept that economic expediency can be a government's policy. Only by uniting and combining our talents with an overriding vision of freedom can we accomplish what our politicians have conspicuously failed to do, bring health, wealth, hope, democracy and pride back to the Scottish people, and the rebirth of a strong, united, Independent Scotland.
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