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A Blether with Peter A Bell

Julia Jaurie, convenor of Edinburgh & Lothians P4Indy group, writes: In our recent online meeting well known blogger, Peter A Bell, was kind enough to join us for a blether. Peter’s blog is called ‘I have Questions’ and he has a Facebook page White Rose Rising. Peter prefers to have an interactive Q&A with his […]

Cliff Purvis: A UK Forces Veteran for Indy

Cliff Purvis served in British Army for many years and saw active service in war zones all over the world, sometimes as part of UN Operations. He helps runs the Scottish Veteran for Independence 2.0 Group. And he speaks to Yes Groups all over Scotland. Here he talks to our Edinburgh Group about what he […]

UK Internal Market Bill – Implications for Scotland

This week Edinburgh P4Indy invited Heather Anderson to talk to them about the controversial Bill currently going through Westminster – the UK Internal Market Bill. After the meeting, their our oldest campaigner, Olive, commented “I thoroughly enjoyed your talk, but it has frightened me to death!”. We all felt the same!

More About the 1820 Rebellion – Open Doors Digital Festival

Last month we drew your attention to some recent events around the Bicentenary of the 1820 Rebellion. after which three men were executed and many more deported to Australia for treason. One of them was James ‘Purlie’ Wilson :

ScotGov Coronavirus Updates …. My Letter to the BBC

Marlene Halliday, of Glasgow Pensioners for Indy, writes: A few weeks ago, BBC announced that they will no longer include live broadcasts of the Scottish Government’s Coronavirus updates. I submitted a complaint and received a response from BBC which I was not satisfied with. I have just submitted this second letter, called a Level2 complaint. […]

Building A Resilient Scotland – with Craig Dalzell of Commonweal

Dr Craig Dalzell, Head of Research at Commonweal, spoke to Edinburgh & Lothians Group about a set of recent policy papers with the umbrella title of “A Resilient Scotland”. Why Resilient? Because we need to emerge successfully from Covid. And we will have to deal with the fall out of Brexit. Scotland will need a […]

Scottish Constitution Project – Have Your Say

Have Your Say in the Future Governance of Scotland  Some 11 years ago a small group of Scots decided to draft a ‘model’ written constitution for Scotland rather than just talk about the need for one.  The Constitution for Scotland Project (CfS) has grown from that modest beginning. It advocates Scottish independence as a matter […]

Execution & Beheading on Glasgow Green

Mary McCabe, of Greater Glasgow P4Indy, writes: On 30th August 200 years ago James ‘Purlie’ Wilson was hanged and beheaded on Glasgow Green for High Treason. A rebellious crowd of 20,000, held back by soldiers, watched him die. He gave an impassioned speech on the gallows. Did the Press report on what he said? No. […]

Alliance for Independence – Good Tactic or Risky One?

The Event: Greater Glasgow P4Indy Group invited Dave Thompson former MSP and now one of the founders of the Alliance for Independence (AFI) to contribute to a recent virtual meeting. Alan Logue, convenor of the group, stated at the outset that Pensioners for Indy are a non-party political organisation and do not endorse any party. […]

A People’s Constitution

Julia Laurie, co-convenor of Pensioners for Independence Edinburgh and Lothians, writes: The following recording is from our meeting held on Tuesday the 28th July. Some time ago, the Greater Glasgow P4Indy invited me to one of their meetings when Bob Ingram of A Constitution for Scotland was speaking. I found it wonderful listening to Bob, […]

Campaigning in the New Normal

It’s been four months since Glasgow P4Indy folk have done any street campaigning. We’ve had online meetings. We’ve had some really good speakers. And we’ve had more people coming to the line meetings than come to our usual monthly meetings in Glasgow city centre. That all changed a day or so ago …. Two of […]

The Importance of Knowing Your Country’s History

Dr Elspeth King is a Scottish curator, writer and social historian. She is known for her role as curator of social history at the People’s Palace Museum in Glasgow, as Director the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, and for her scholarship on the Scottish Suffrage movement. She studied Medieval History at University of St Andrews. One of the reasons she chose […]