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The Wee Blue Book

The Wee Blue Book was published in 2014 during the run-up to the Scottish Independence Referendum.

With no meaningful support from the 37 daily newspapers in Scotland, the cause of independence suffered from bias reporting - that not only criticised the idea of independence, but also endorsed a multitude of unfounded scare stories, assumptions and misinformations - it did this largely unchallenged.

The Wee Blue book was published in hard copy form and was also made available via social media - a powerful platform that became the mainstay of the YES movement. Authored by Rev. Stuart Campbell (responsible for the popular blog, Wings over Scotland).

The book highlights the various scaremongering tactics deployed by the Better Together campaign and offers valid alternatives to many of these misconceptions.

A positive case for independence is presented and the worst of the Unionist propaganda is thoroughly debunked.


If you experience problems with IE, you might consider downloading and installing an alternative browser (Firefox would be a good choice - you can get it here: www.mozilla.org/firefox-download).

This link will open the flip book in a new window which can be maximised, improving the visual quality in IE: The Wee Blue Book - Full Screen

You can view/save the original .pdf file here: The Wee Blue Book pdf


On a desktop machine, there is a menu bar along the top that shows the current page. On the bar, there are four menu buttons. The first activates a search tool (which finds info from the publication), the second toggles a set of navigation thumbnails below the pages, the third activates an additional menu bar along the bottom and the fourth toggles the full-screen mode (which makes the text nice and clear).

On a desktop system, the mouse-wheel can be used to advance or retard the pages, as can clicking on the navigation bars. Double-clicking on the page area will zoom in or out of the page.

On a mobile device, the interface is different, but easy to figure out. The pages still turn, and are responsive to taps and swipes. The full screen version will adjust to single-page mode and is easy to read if you turn your device to the portrait orientation.

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