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Lobbying for Indy?

Might lobbying techniques be useful for Indy campaigners? And now that ScotGov has fired the starting pistol for the indy campaign, maybe a lobbyist sympathetic to Scottish independence could give us a few clues as to what might be worth considering? So in July, our Greater Glasgow group asked Grant Thoms if he’d talk to […]

All of Our Futures

Scotland’s Ageing Population

Craig Dalzell and Bill Johnson talk to Glasgow Pensioners for Independence on the topic of Scotland’s ageing population. Topics include ageing well, pensioner poverty and pensions, older people as a national resource to be valued and much more. Bill and Craig share ideas from their book All of Our Futures which is available from the […]

In Arbroath for the Independence Rally…

Highlights from a visit to Arbroath for the AUOB March Marlene, member of our P4Indy National Group, writes: I was up in Arbroath at the weekend for the AUOB March. I went up on the Friday with a friend, Fiona McGregor also a member of Pensioners for Indy. We had all day Saturday to wander […]

Scotland’s Ports – Who Owns Them?

Possible answers to the question of who owns our ports might be the Scottish Government, the London Government, the Local Authority …. the Queen All reasonable guesses. Well maybe not the Queen! But all wrong. Our Ports are mostly owned by hedge funds and run for their benefit and profit. How did this sorry state […]

Back to the Streets…Paisley March

We March Again Under the One Banner Mary McCabe writes: All Under One Banner are on the go again. On March 5th 2,500 (or 3000 or 3,500 depending on who’s counting) pro-indy activists gathered once more; this time in Ferguslie Park Paisley. Nothing like the 100,000 who used to sweep through Glasgow and Edinburgh. Not in […]

Snippets from FMQs this week

This week’s First Ministers Questions had a couple of highly enjoyable moments. Oh not that the rest was dull, you understand, it wasn’t. Just really enjoyed these… All about pensions! Murdo Fraser isn’t the brightest MSP but, hey, he’s ours and we’d miss him lobbing easy ones like this over to the FM Why did […]

Update from Mary McCabe….

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that Mary McCabe of Glasgow P4Indy group is one of our most active members and no mean writer herself. Here’s a taste of what she’s been up to:

Another Scotland Is Possible

Allan Armstrong is a founding member of RIC, the Radical Independence Campaign. RIC were very active in the 2014 campaign. Membership fell away after that as people became involved in other issues. But the core group remained and is now attracting more members, old and new.

COP26 March: A Day for the History Books

Despite the rain the Greater Glasgow Group of Pensioners for Indy managed to make our presence felt at yesterday’s gi-normous COP 26 demonstration.  4

Focussing on Climate Emergency

From Marlene Halliday, of our Glasgow Group: The climate emergency has always been one of my main reasons for supporting Scottish independence. 1

A Stormy Glasgow Day

It was stormy in Argyle Street this week, but was that going to stop Glasgow Pensioners? Nah! Need an anchor? Use a street bench! And hang on to the gazebo poles..

Mike Russell: Path to Independence

Our Greater Glasgow Group invited Mike Russell. Having retired from Holyrood in May this year, Mike is focussing on his job of SNP President and his recent appointment as political director of the SNP Independence Unit. 2