Category Archives: Greater Glasgow

Both Votes SNP? Or Split Our Indy Vote?

The Greater Glasgow group invited Tony Grahame to speak about how the D’Hondt system is used to calculate who wins List MSPs in the Holyrood elections.

Tony took us through the Glasgow List vote from 2016 explaining how the List seats were allocated. He also compared overall Scottish list results from 2016 with those from 2011. And he showed how a small rise or fall in a party’s proportion of the list vote can result in large changes in number of seats gained or lost.

You can listen to the talk, followed by questions, here, and scroll down for the slides that Tony used in his talk:

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Postal Voting – Still time To Register

This is the time of Covid. It’s not the time to assume we’ll be able to vote at our local polling station 6th May. We know that any of us might have to self-isolate at short notice. So have a backup plan in place : register for a postal vote.

Is Postal Voting trustworthy?

Ah, but maybe you’ve got doubts about the safety of postal voting? Maybe you’ve heard scare stories about postal votes being interfered with? Or that get misplaced? Even that they get sent down south to be counted?

If you do have doubts and they are stopping you signing up for a postal vote, now is the time to find out if any of these and other concerns are valid. Perhaps they are valid but perhaps they are just myths perpetrated and circulating on social media.

Our discussion with Yes Stirling members, Greg and Gerry

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Talkin’ Bout Our Generation – Why We’re Important and Why We’re Not

In January 2021, our Greater Glasgow group invited journalist and commentator Ruth Wishart to our meeting. As well being a very talented writer and broadcaster, Ruth is of our generation. She spoke for about 30 minutes on the the topic of why our generation – the Boomers – is important in the campaign for independence. But also why we are not important. If that has intrigued you, listen to her here.

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And just to give you a taste of the questions to Ruth after the talk, here are some of them:

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Virtual Burns Supper – bring your own haggis!

Greater Glasgow Pensioners for Indy Group held our first ever Burns Supper on 25th Jan. And things being as they are it had to be done online.

Our singers, musicians, reciters and speech-makers gave their all from their own sitting-rooms and they created a very enjoyable evening. Forty people joined us from all over Scotland and one guest “jetted in” from Boston, Massachusetts.

This was the order of proceedings for the evening:

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Chronologically Gifted Voters

A few weeks back, IndyLive Radio broadcast an interview with Ruth Wishart called Bringing Chronologically Gifted Scots to Yes.

Chronologically Gifted is Ruth’s name for us older voters. Gifted because we’re still here, still breathing, and very importantly – still voting. You can listen to the interview here:

After broadcasting Ruth’s interview, the Daytime Show team talk to a panel of four people from four P4Indy Groups: Alan Logue from Greater Glasgow, Julia Laurie from Edinburgh, Lindsay Neil from Selkirk, and Morag Muego from Dumfries. Listen to what they think it will take to persuade more older voters round to Yes.

Got any suggestions of your own on how to get more chronologically gifted votes to Yes?

Tell us in the commons below.