Sir Sean Connery has said he believes Scotland will become an independent country within his lifetime.
The 77-year-old former James Bond actor, who lives in the Bahamas*, says Scotland is "within touching distance" of achieving independence.
Writing for the Scottish Sunday Express, Sir Sean praises the work of the SNP government which gained power in the devolved parliament last year.
He has been the SNP's most high-profile supporter, donating thousands to funds.
Sir Sean, who was born in Edinburgh, has previously sworn not to return to the country until it is independent.
I wonder why he wants to wait that long?
After all, if Salmond does gets those fiscal powers devolved from Westminster, you’d have thought it was the duty of every patriotic Scot to rush back from their
*In Bahamas there is no income tax, no corporate income tax, no capital gains tax, no value-added tax- just like it'll be in an independent Scotland.