Frequently Asked Questions - Will independence make Scotland’s voice weaker or stronger internationally?
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Stronger. Today, Scotland’s Government and Parliament do not have an automatic right to speak directly on the international stage. The fundamental advantage of independence in foreign affairs is the ability always to put Scotland’s interests first. Our overseas network of embassies and consulates will be working to promote Scotland’s interests, in particular to develop opportunities for trade and investment.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.