He defined the role.
He was a true believer in Scottish independence and helped to campaign for the Scottish devolution vote in 1997.
For the restoration of our Scottish parliament he was the voice of the Pro-independence broadcasts. His involvement was a big boost for the SNP’s indy campaign.
Following Salmond’s election as party leader in 1990, Connery was the biggest force driving momentum. There was a Connery day when he scheduled a photo call with Gordon Brown on a boat flying a saltire in the Firth of Forth and headlined a cross party rally in the Old Royal High school – when he said –
“The issue of self government went beyond any political party.” With 100 hours remaining he cautioned, “We don’t have much time.”
George Kerevan wrote, “Connery’s own time came to an end last Saturday but not before he made a lasting difference for Scotland.”