Former prime minister Gordon Brown will be among speakers in a Labour-run campaign for a vote against independence today (Monday).
The MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath aims to set out a “positive” case for the union at the latest United with Labour event in Govan, Glasgow.
The campaign was set up to give Labour its own voice in the referendum debate, separate to its role in Better Together with Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.
Mr Brown will be joined by Scottish Labour Party leader Johann Lamont and her deputy, the MP Anas Sarwar.
Mr Sarwar said: “The campaign to keep Scotland strong within the United Kingdom is finding huge support all over the country. The latest polls prove that our positive message about achieving more by working in partnership with our neighbours is what most of us want for Scotland.
“We are determined to press ahead with our campaign by talking to people about what we can achieve for our country by being part of something bigger, how we strengthen devolution and about the issues that really matter to us all.”
A poll at the weekend suggested support for the union runs at 59% compared with 29% for independence.
The SNP’s Stuart McMillan, a member of the Scottish Parliament’s Referendum Bill Committee, said: “The sad truth is that from welfare cuts to support for Trident there is very little to distinguish the modern Labour Party from the Tories at Westminster. Nothing epitomises this more than their working hand-in-hand in the anti-independence campaign.
“Why should the people of Scotland rely on Labour’s Scottish MPs to strengthen the Scottish Parliament with vital economic powers, when they have already queued up to trash Johann Lamont’s plans for further devolution before the ink was even dry?
“Labour’s baffling proposal to leave welfare and policies like the bedroom tax at Westminster – where such damage is being inflicted on Scotland by the Tories – says it all about their ambitions for the people of Scotland.”