Category Archives: Local Groups

Emergency Indy March in Glasgow on 11 January2020

AUOB is quick off the mark after the GE result and is now organising a march through Glasgow on 11th Jan leaving at 11.30 from Kelvingrove Park and heading through the city centre to Glasgow Green

PROCESSION ROUTE: 
Kelvingrove Park, Kelvinway, Gibson Street, Eldon Street, Woodlands Road, Sauchiehall Street, Pitt Street, Blythswood Square (S), West George Street, Renfield street, Union street, Jamaica street, Clyde Street, Bridgegate, Saltmarket, Glasgow Green. 

Pensioners for Independence on a previous Glasgow AUOB March
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Selkirk Group’s Street Stall

Our P4Indy group based in Selkirk have had their stall up and running for a few months now. they are reporting lots of positive conversations. though quite a few people have understandably been in ‘wait and see’ mode while the Brexit drama plays out.

But they reckon the results of  their poll – even if it is total unscientific – are definitely encouraging!

That looks like a pretty strong Yes vote!

Stirling & Clacks: Q&A with Alyn Smith MEP

Fortunately for us, some of the Clacks Women for Indy recorded the Q&A with Alyn Smith at the inaugural meeting of Stirling & Clacks P4Indy last Sunday. Alyn is the prospective SNP candidate for Stirling in the general election next month and he dropped into the meeting to offer us his encouragement and express how pleased he is that P4Indy is becoming active locally.

Here is the recording…..

Stirlingshire & Clacks : New P4Indy Group

On Sunday 10 Nov around 25 people assembled in the Dunblane Centre to discuss setting up a local Pensioners for Indy group. Some of us who are engaged in the Greater Glasgow and Edinburgh & Lothians groups went along too. Our National Coordinating group can support new groups starting up with campaigning advice – if needed – and we can also give some financial support using funding which we have from the Scottish Independence Foundation. We even resided our National Convenor to model our T-shirt!

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YES #IndyRef2020 – Glasgow Rally

On Saturday 20,000 people (according to the organisers) or 10,000 people (according to the police) squeezed themselves into Glasgow’s George Square to listen to an array of speakers on the theme of Scottish Independence.

As is usual it was all videoed by the IndependenceLiveStreaming team and if you missed it, or couldn’t hear it, you can listen again now.

It was quite a line-up:

To help you find each of the speakers here are the timings in the video:

  • @ 18mins: Mhairi Black MP
  • @ 34mins: Maggie Chapman, Convenor of Scottish Independence Convention
  • @ 44mins: Valentina Servera Clavell from Catalonia
  • @ 1h 6mins: Patrick Harvie MSP, Scottish Greens
  • @ 1h 16mins: Paul Kavanagh of Wee Ginger Dug
  • @ 1h 26mins: Suzanne McLaughlin, Women for Independence
  • @ 1h 34mins: Janey Godley, Isa MacNamee and a’ the Sandras
  • @ 1h 42mins: Mike Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Government Business & Constitutional Relations
  • @ 1h 51mins: Humza Yusaf MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice,
  • @ 2h Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland

And look – Glasgow Pensioners for Indy were there too!