Whether you live in Shetland, Orkney or the Western Isles, you will know that your part of the world was once in Norway and still has its own traditions and culture which set it apart from the rest of what is now Scotland.
A referendum will soon be held on whether Scotland should be an independent country.
What better time to decide the status of each of these island groups?
Many believe there is a case for independence - for Shetland, for Orkney, and sometimes the idea is also heard in the Western Isles.
Others believe there is a case for remaining part of the UK even if Scotland leaves.
The UK Government decided not to allow any other referendum to be held on the same day as the Scottish independence referendum. But there is nothing the Scottish Government from deciding to hold these three referenda, in the island groups, a week later.
Note that the result of the Scottish referendum will be known by the date on which the islands referenda are requested to be held. So staying in Scotland will mean either being part of an independent Scotland (if the Scottish result was 'yes') or staying in a non-independent Scotland (if the Scottish result was 'no'). The option to 'leave Scotland but staying in the remainder of the UK' will only be included if the Scottish result was 'yes'.
You do not have to live in Shetland, Orkney or the Western Isles to sign this petition. But wherever you live, please sign it if you would like residents to be able to decide the status of their islands.