An independent parliament in waiting, Edinburgh's devolved Holyrood legislature will become the beating heart of Scotland's democracy if the country backs itself and votes yes in September's independence referendum.

There is certainly no logical reason why a rich, naturally left-of-center country like Scotland would vote against the best interests of the majority of those who call it home, to pursue the right-wing future offered by both Westminster parties.

For Scotland, independence is about democracy not nationalism; it's about righting the wrongs of a country living its life as a region.