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 about their plans and in particular about the festive atmosphere they want to create for the whole event.

. Watch them here:

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PS If your boots, feet, knees, or hips are not for joining the March

…. then just come to George Square for the Rally. It’s easy to get there on public transport, the stalls will be there, there’s benches to sit on, and there’s lots of cafes nearby.

Sign up here to get updates on the event: March and Rally for an Independent Scotland And have a look at Believe in Scotland online shop.

Pensioners on the March… we’ll be back with news of the speakers and updates soon….

https://pensionersforindependence.scot/2024/01/18/is-scotland-being-cheated-denmark-definitely-isnt/

Bits & Pieces, Jan 2024

Bits & Pieces is a monthly roundup of topical clips and snippets from Holyrood, Westminster and around the Indy Movement. It’s compiled by Scottish Independence Podcasts.

Bits & Pieces Podcast. Scottish Independence Podcasts

Main themes covered this month are:

  • 00:53  Calling out war crimes
  • 05:47  Covid enquiry
  • :09:35  Scottish budget
  • 15:48   Holyrood snippets
  • 21:15   UK General Election 
  • 34:59   Westminster hot topics
  • 40:23   Horizon scandal
  • 44:57   Lesley Riddoch chats with Jim Byrne
  • 51:02   Indypodcasters out and about
  • 54:02   Time for Scotland by the Singing Councillors

Previous snippets are in the Bits & Pieces Playlist. You can listen more of Jim & Lesley’s West End Chat. And you can watch Lesley talking about her new film, Denmark, here.

Richie Venton, of Scottish Socialist Party, is mentioned in the section about UK General Election. He will feature in a podcast this week which commemorates Red Clydesider John Maclean.


Denmark the State of Happiness. Lesley Riddoch. Scottish Independence Podcasts. Pensioners for Independence

Is Scotland being Cheated? Denmark definitely isn’t.

Award winning broadcaster Lesley Riddoch joins us to chat about her new film Denmark – the State of Happiness.


The film is currently on tour all around Scotland with a Q+A session with Lesley at each screening. The Scottish Independence Podcast team managed to catch up her in between gigs to find out more about her trip to Denmark, who she spoke to, and what most strikes her about Denmark as a model for an independent Scotland.

Award winning broadcaster Lesley Riddoch joins us to chat about her new film Denmark - the State of Happiness.

The film is currently on tour all around Scotland with a Q+A session with Lesley at each screening. We managed to catch up her in between gigs to find out more about her trip to Denmark, who she spoke and what strikes her about Denmark as a model for an independent Scotland.

Here’s the content list:

00:54 Dan Jorgensen – happiness is important
01:46 Introduction
02:41 The Danish Empire & losing it.
06:00 Audience reactions to the film
11:15 The film is not just for Indy supporters
17:39 Danish Education system
18:20 Larissa Albus – taxes are a good thing!
20:56 Jannick Marshall – Efterskole
24:12 Samso Islanders cut their fuel prices
26:40 A cause for optimism?
30:24 National self confidence

32:23 We need issues based conversations in Scotland
33:30 Cultural summer school and other ideas
40:53 The future for indy media

Watch here:

Want to see the film itself ?

For details of dates, times, venues and to book tickets, go to Lesley Riddoch Events. But be quick, they are selling out fast. If there’s no event near you then maybe contact Lesley and help her set one up?

This is the fifth film in Lesley’s series looking at the Nordic Countries, you can find all her other films on her website at Lesley Riddoch Films. We posted about her Estonian film.


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Routes to Independence. Scottish Independence Podcasts.

Routes to Independence

This year will be a General Election year. There’s been a lot of discussion about how independence supporting parties in Scotland might best approach their campaigns. Of course given that it’s a FPTP voting system for Westminster only the SNP have a realistic chance of gaining seats. Or losing them.

Recently the Scottish Independence Podcast team talked to some member of other parties about how they think the General Election can best be tackled for Scotland’s benefit. Here’s the video:

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If you prefer to listen to audio podcasts, you’ll find all three of the Routes to Independence series in this Indy Strategies Playlist

MSM Monitor. Fact Check.

MSM Monitor is Back : the Great iPad Scandal!

MSM Monitor is Tweeting Again!

MSM Monitor. Fact Check.

MSM Monitor has long been a valuable source on social mediae debunking & tweeting rebuttals to Mainstream Media fake news, spun reporting, and downright lying about the case for Scottish independence. It’s always been a bit of a mystery as to who ran the account. Though there are some very likely candidates for that.

A few weeks back its Twitter / X account announced it was closing. Cue: a chorus of “Oh, No! Please stay”. It seems that chorus was heard because the twitter account is back up and running and has been tweeting its own short videos on topics currently being spun in the news. Maybe it has a new

They’ve made a great comeback with a series of videos in the Led By Donkeys style…

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