Yes vote 'a common sense argument'
First Minister Alex Salmond will tell the SNP annual conference that there is a "common-sense argument" for a yes vote in the independence referendum.
A yes vote in the independence referendum will be "an act of national self-confidence and self-belief", and is not about victory for the SNP, the First Minister will tell delegates at his party conference.
Alex Salmond will stress that the "common-sense argument" for ending the union is based on the record of the Scottish Parliament.
In his speech at Perth Concert Hall he will say: "A yes vote is not about a victory for the SNP, or even a victory for the yes campaign - or even the huge coalition of interests and enthusiasm that supports a yes vote.
"It will be, above all, an act of national self-confidence and self-belief."
He will add: "The case for independence is about what is best for people in Scotland wherever they come from. It is about who should be taking decisions about Scotland: those who live here or politicians at Westminster.
"This central question of who should be taking decisions is not an academic argument.
"It is a common sense argument based on our experience.
"The record of Scotland's Parliament since 1999 has demonstrated it is undeniably case."
Mr Salmond will cite policies such as free personal care, the smoking ban, protection for the NHS, free university tuition and the council tax freeze as examples.
"Conference, with even just a taste of independence we have been able to deliver fairer policies than elsewhere in these islands," he will say.
"With a measure of independence on health, on education and on law and order we have made Scotland a better place.
"So let us consider what we can achieve by extending Scotland's powers over the things we don't currently control - over our welfare system, our economy, pensions and defence. That is what a yes vote means."