Published: 29/08/2013 16:16 - Updated: 30/08/2013 11:34

'We're better together', cross-party politicians will tell Ross-shire

Charles Kennedy: 'If you believe Scotland is stronger as a part of the UK – we need you.'
Charles Kennedy: 'If you believe Scotland is stronger as a part of the UK – we need you.'

VETERAN Highland politicians from across the party divide will unite in Ross-shire tomorrow in a bid to convince members of the public to back the Union.

The trio will visit Dingwall on Saturday to launch the Ross-shire Better Together campaign.

Labour MSP Rhoda Grant, her Tory counterpart, Mary Scanlon, and long-serving Liberal Democrat Ross-shire MP Charles Kennedy are all backing the drive.

A public meeting is planned for Saturday, August 31 at the National Hotel.

Charles Kennedy MP (Liberal Democrat) for Ross, Skye and Lochaber said: "In September 2014 Scots will make the biggest political decision of our lives. Indeed, this is the single biggest political campaign in my 30 years as a MP.

"The Better Together campaign will fight hard to ensure that local people have the facts to make this decision. We’re looking forward to speaking to members of the public about what separation would mean and signing up more local people to our campaign.

"Whether you’ve campaigned before or not; if you believe Scotland is stronger as a part of the UK – we need you."

Rhoda Grant MSP (Labour) for the Highlands & Islands said: "The meeting will be a chance for people to find out how they can get involved in the campaign for a strong Scotland in the UK."

Mary Scanlon: Response 'fantastic'
Mary Scanlon: Response 'fantastic'

Mary Scanlon MSP (Conservative) for the Highlands & Islands said: “Now that we know the date of the referendum, Better Together are stepping up our campaign. The response we have been getting in the Highlands has been fantastic; so many local people have expressed their support and wish to remain in the UK."

'Yes' campaigners backing the drive for Scottish independence ahead of next September's historic vote have also been active across Ross-shire as the referendum countdown continues.

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