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Hamish MacQueen. Mary McCabe. Pensioners for Independence

Hamish MacQueen 1927-2024

Our Co-Convenor Mary McCabe reminisces on her long-standing friendship with Hamish MacQueen who died this week aged 96. Mary took this photo of Hamish MacQueen in 2007 on a hike at Ardentinny. A very long-standing SNP member Hamish MacQueen joined the SNP in 1947. From then on well into his 90s he produced, printed and […]

Dissolving the Union

Dissolving the Union

Dissolving the Union with Graeme McCormick Why did Graeme McCormick decide to stand in the SNP leadership contest and why did he then withdraw his candidacy to allow John Swinney to be elected unopposed?  This podcast was recorded on 5 June. So it predates the general election on 4 July. But the conversation is very […]

Horse Trotting Track Development Proposed Adjacent to Bannockburn Memorial Site

Horse Trotting Track proposed next to Battle of Bannockburn Memorial site. A planning application has been made to Stirling Council for the formation of Horse Trotting Track (Class 11 Assembly and leisure) on land adjacent to the Bannockburn Memorial site. The proposal includes associated drainage and erection of amenity facility for the provision of toilets […]

Bannockburn march & Rally. Pensioners for Independence. Scottish Independence Podcasts

Bannockburn March & Rally

Bannockburn for the March! Some of us were at Stirling for the March & Rally last Saturday. It wasn’t a big march. AUOB reckoned maybe 1500. It was a very friendly get together with plenty of chat and plenty of stalls. The team from our Greater Glasgow Group were on the march with their new […]

Manifesto Madness. Scottish Independence Podcasts

Manifesto Madness

Election Countdown: Manifesto Madness As the party manifestos started to appear, Indypodcasters – and members of Pensioners4Indy -Fiona and Marlene were joined by guest Marion Robertson in Manifesto Pic ’n’ Mix where they highlight some of the manifesto policies being promoted by Alba, ISP, Greens and SSP. Then in the second half – Manifesto Madness […]

Campaign trail

On the Campaign Trail

Campaign Trail Our friends, Marlene and Fiona, the IndyPodcasters threw themselves into the election campaign trail last night with the first of what they promote will be a regular Manifesto Madness podcast… Or possible Delivering Democracy podcast… Or perhaps Election PostBox…. they haven’t quite decided on the podcast name yet. Go the IndyPodcasters !!! . […]

Extremist Threat Rishi Sunak

The Plot Thickens… Rishi Cancels Himself

The Plot Thickens. In our last blog – Are You an Extremist Threat? – we showed you a few responses to Rishi Sunak’s speech to the right-wing think tank Policy Exchange UK. But Now The Plot Thickens… When PM gives a speech it’s normal for a transcript to be posted on the UKGov website. Perfectly […]

Are You an Extremist Threat? Rishi Sunak

Are You an Extremist Threat?

#Extremist Threats to Britain (First published in Weegie Fifer May 17, 2024.) In his speech last week, Rishi Sunak told the nation of the extremist threats facing Great Britain over the coming years. He was speaking at Policy ExchangeUK. (Full speech here). it was his last speech as incumbent UK Prime Minister but we didn’t […]

AUOB March & Rally

AUOB March & Rally

Stories from the March: Glasgow 4th May 2024 – Indypodcasters Fiona and Marlene join the March for Scottish Independence, organised by AUOB. Here are some stories and opinions from folk they met along the way: Well done to everyone who took part and thanks for stopping to chat with us! Marlene is still chuckling at […]

Speaking Up for Scotland. Independence Rally

Yes! Speaking Up for Scotland

April saw the first Independence Rally of the year, organised by Pensioners for Independence and Believe in Scotland. The theme of the event was #EndPensionerPoverty. This podcast brings together the speeches from the independence rally – minus the obligatory comments about how wonderfully sunny the weather was! Speaking Up for Scotland: The speakers included writers, […]

End Pensioner Poverty. Glagow March for Independence

Let’s End Pensioner Poverty

End Pensioner Poverty was the theme of Saturday’s march and rally in Glasgow. . Pensioners for Indy partnered with Believe in Scotland to put on this event. it was a big jog and we have been involved with the planning of it over the past six months. Members from our Fife, Glasgow, Selkirk and Ayr […]

Pensioners on the March, End Pensioner Poverty,

Pensioners on the March!

Pensioners on the March – Are your boots made for walkin’? Cos it’s only three weeks till the Glasgow March & Rally on Saturday 20th April. Scottish IndyPodcasters met up with Gordon McIntyre-Kemp of Believe in Scotland and Marlene Halliday, one of our members who will be speaking at the Rally. They told us all […]