ALBA Party Welcome Return of Stone of Destiny
The Pro-Independence Party Demanded its immediate return at the weekend and now want it to embark on a National tour of Scotland
ALEX SALMOND’s Alba Party have welcomed that the Stone of Destiny has been returned to Scotland.
Delegates at the pro-independence Party’s Spring Conference backed a motion at the weekend calling on First Minister Humza Yousaf and Historic Environment Scotland to ensure the immediate transfer of the Stone of Destiny back to Scotland.
It has now been confirmed that the Stone has been returned to Scotland and is within Edinburgh Castle.
ALBA Party now want the Stone of Destiny to embark on a National Tour of Scotland before taking up its new home at a bespoke museum that is being constructed in Perth to house it.
Commenting ALBA Party’s National Organisation Convener Denise Findlay said:
“The Stone of Destiny is an ancient symbol of our Nation’s Sovereignty. To some it might just be a lump of rock, but it is our lump of rock.
“The sole reason it takes part in Coronation’s at Westminster Abbey is to symbolise Overlordship of Scotland. The Scottish Constitutional tradition has a history that Scotland’s Kings swore an oath of allegiance to the people so it was bitterly disappointing that, whilst Westminster denies Scots their right to Self-Determination, the First Minister agreed to allow the Stone to travel to London before following it there to needlessly swear an Oath of Allegiance to King Charles.
“We welcome that our demands have been met and the Stone has been returned to Scotland. In advance of taking up its new home in Perth it should embark on a National Tour of Scotland, visiting schools to learn its importance in Scotland’s story and allowing as many people as possible to get a close up look.”