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George Kerevan: Alba Party’s Economic Plans

Julia Laurie, co-convenor of Edinburgh and Lothians Pensioners for Indy group writes: The following podcast took place on Tuesday the 27th April, only 9 days before the Scottish Elections, and I knew this could not be edited and posted before then. I therefore decided to complete it after the election when we knew the results. […]

Enough Is Enough….

A month ago we posted details of the latest Holyrood polling. Here are how the polls stand at the end of April. Only three days till we choose who we want to make decisions for Scotland. Enough is enough…. Constituency Voting Intention: Regional List Voting Intentions: And this is a weighted average prediction of seats […]

Be A Voice for Scotland

Voices for Scotland … ….is the external arm of the Scottish Independence Convention (SIC). Pensioners for Independence is one of the stakeholder groups of SIC and we send representatives to the SIC Board Meetings. As things ramp up for the Holyrood Elections – and hopefully an early independence referendum after that – Voices for Scotland […]

Kenny MacAskill: the Alba Party

Kenny MacAskill, MP is standing for the Alba Party on the Lothian List, in the Holyrood Election on 6th May. Julia Laurie, co-convenor of Edinburgh & Lothians Pensioners4Indy group, writes: With the forthcoming Scottish Elections, and the Alba Party having burst onto the scene at the last moment, I decided to try to engage a […]

George Gunn, writer, playwright, poet…..

George has been writer-in-residence for the Orkney Islands Council and the Scottish Poetry Library in Ullapool. He is well known as a playwright, with over 50 productions for stage and radio. From 1992 to 2010 he was Artistic Director of Grey Coast Theatre Company, which he co-founded. He has produced several series for BBC Radio Scotland and Radio 4

The Report That Someone Doesn’t Want Us to See

About the Authors: Richard Mackenzie-Gray Scott is a Research Fellow at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Geoffrey Chapman is an Economic Adviser at the Department for International Trade, UK Government. The authors make it plain that the views expressed in the paper are their own […]

Scottish Polling – 30 March

The latest Survation Scottish Poll from 30 March gives us a baseline for how the parties are doing in the Holyrood campaign. the SNP ahead in both constituency and list votes, on 49% and 37% respectively. the Tories sit on 21% and 18% neck and neck with Labour 20% and 19%. the Greens on 11% […]

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 […]

Our Border with England after Independence

We’ve posted a couple fo times about the videos produced by Robert Anderson in which he debunks anti-Independence myths on things like State Pensions and the Economy. Here is another video. This about Borders and what ours with England might look like.

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, […]

Dr Kirsty Hughes: Scotland & the Brexit Deal

Julia Laurie of Edinburgh & Lothians P4Indy writes: Dr Kirsty Hughes is Director and founder of the Scottish Centre on European Relations. A researcher, writer and commentator on European politics and policy, she has worked at a number of leading European think tanks. She has published extensively, as well as contributing to a wide range […]

Our AGM….. Held Online, 26Feb 2021

In previous years … ….we have invited speakers to our AGM, had raffles, brought cakes and coffee and enjoyed each others company. But in the current Covid circumstances, all that is impossible. So we decided to make our AGM a short business meeting online. Our Treasurer presented the Annual Accounts for 2019 and 2020. We […]