On 14 November 2020, in the year of the 700th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath, the Interim Committee of Restore Scotland approved the first Constitution of the Party.
The Constitution puts forward the key foundational beliefs of the Party, namely
“That Scotland has the right to self-determination and the pursuit of its
national interest; that it should be independent of the United Kingdom and
the European Union; that Scotland should make its own laws; that the law
of Scotland must enjoy primacy over any other body of man-made law;
that no diminution of Scottish sovereignty or territorial integrity may be
That the traditional prerogatives, institutions, structures and mores of
Scottish society should be upheld by government, buttressed by law, and
affirmed by public authorities; and,
That respect should be shown for the fundamental dignity of human life,Article 3
the rights and freedoms of the people of Scotland, our democratic culture
and institutions; individual civil liberties, and the ethos of civic
Front and centre of the party’s purpose is our commitment to achieving independence from the United Kingdom, and remaining out of the European Union. It is unconscionable that the ‘choice’ offered by the five current Holyrood parties is between rule by Westminster or rule by Brussels. It’s time to say ‘no’ to both UK and EU unionism, and let Scotland govern itself.
We believe that the yoke of government on Scots should be light, that communities, families and individuals should be largely left alone, and that the various governments’ tendency to micro-manage daily life has a deleterious effect on personal responsibility.
We believe that Scotland is perfectly capable of self-government. Scotland should make its own laws, control its own borders, and fish its own seas.
And we believe that many hundreds of thousands of Scots see things the same way. If this is you, Restore Scotland would love to hear from you.