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Christina McKelvie MSP Speaking in Glasgow

On November 9th the Pensioners for Independence were lucky enough to have Christina McKelvie come and talk to us in Glasgow. Members of Pensioners for Indy attended from Edinburgh, Midlothian, Dumfries and other branches as well as Glasgow. 

The talk was organised by Mary McCabe, Co-Convenor of Pensioners for Independence National group. Here is her account of the event:

Christina is Minister for Older People and Equalities in the Scottish Government. However we introduced ourselves to her as a YES group rather than a support group for senior citizens and she addressed us not on behalf of the Scottish Government but as a fellow independence activist. 

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George Kerevan Speaking to Edinburgh & Lothian P4Indy

In 2016 First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a Growth Commission to look at the issues that face Scotland’s economy and the opportunities we can seize with independence. The Commission has now published its final report  – click on the image to go to the report website where you can download the report.

In November economist and former Edinburgh MP, George Kerevan spoke at a public meeting organised by the Edinburgh & Lothians Group of P4Indy who asked him to talk about  the Growth Commission Report. 

Keith McLeod, of the Edinburgh group, reports that there was an audience of around 35 folk to listen to the former MP and a lively Q&A session afterwards. His talk was recorded by Edinburgh RIC. Here it is… it’s easier to catch what he says if you use headphones!

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P4Indy Choir – Come and join us!

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening
in the lane snow is glistening
A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight
walking in a winter wonderland

Yesterday was the first meeting of the Greater Glasgow P4Indy Choir!

Alan Logue, convenor of the Greater Glasgow group, suggested at a recent meeting that if we had an entertainment group then we could offer to go to pensioners’ lunch clubs,  and day centres. Alan’s idea has been enthusiastically taken up by Mary McCabe, another Glasgow group member, who suggested that we could form a choir!

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Inaugural General Meeting – March 2018, Edinburgh

Our inaugural General Meeting was held on Thursday, 15th March 2018 at Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh. We had a fantastic group speakers:

  • Craig Dalzell, Common Weal, on opportunities for a State Pension in Scotland
  • Maggie Chapman, Green Party, on Social Security and Social Care 
  • George Kerevan, SNP, on the Economy of an independent Scotland
  • Ian Black of Heriot Watt University on different voting groups, their current beliefs and opinions regarding independence and what will influence their vote next time.
  • Kate Campbell on the politics of homelessness in Edinburgh
  • Natalie Reid of the Scottish Socialist Party : “A Strategy for Independence”
  • Robin McAlpine, Common Weal, on how we can give No voters the confidence to vote yes next time.

The proceedings were videoed and you can watch it all here:

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Glasgow AUOB March Video

One of the Greater Glasgow P4Indy group walked much further than the actual march from Kelvingrove Park to Glasgow Green. She walked back and forth along the line of marchers taking photos and videos. Here they are:

AUOB Dumfries March

MARCH FOR INDEPENDENCE- DUMFRIES

SATURDAY- 2ND JUNE 2018

What a brilliant day! 10,000 people bring the hope of a better nation to the town of Dumfries. Well done, all those pensioners who came, and well done to the weather for defying the defeatist forecasts…

See you all in Bannockburn – 23rd June, 1.30pm King’s Park, Stirling

East Fife Group

Pensioners for Independence – East Fife Group

Forthcoming Events

Friday, 27 October 2017 – 7 pm “The Scottish Economy” Presentation by Dr Craig Dalzeil.  Duffus Park Bowling Club, Carslogie Road, Cupar, KY15 4HY.

Next general meeting – Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 11.15 am in Cupar Yes Hub, 59 Crossgate, Cupar Ky15 5AS.

Our Inaugural AGM – 15 March 2018

Pensioners for Independence will be holding their Inaugural General Meeting on Thursday, 15th March 2018 at Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL, from 13.00hrs. – 17.00hrs .
Speakers include George Kerevan “ How to Win Indyref2 ” and Andy Anderson “ A Scottish Currency and Banking System”.
Doors open 12.30hrs. for 13.00hrs. start. 
Tickets (free) available from Eventbrite 

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