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State Pensions in the News ….

Reproduced with permission from @WeegieFifer 1. State Pension: International Comparisons There have been several news items about UK State Pension this week. The House of Commons library produced a briefing about country-by-country comparisons of state pensions back in May. Don’t remember it being much in the news in May but the National have reported on […]

Selkirk & District Group Are Up and Running!

And we’re off – Pensioners for Independence has a new group! We’re mostly based in or around Selkirk. So although anyone sharing our TD postcode is welcome to join, we’ve called ourselves ‘Selkirk and District’ rather than ‘Borders’ because folk in other Borders towns might want to set up their own group. We’re now up […]

Galashiels AUOB March, 1 June

Haven’t seen any estimates for the numbers at the Galashiels March yet. But P4Indy were there! So far we have photos of our Glasgow and Edinburgh Group uploaded into our slideshow here. If you were there with another P4Indy group, send us your photos please! The stall was run by Sheena and her team from […]

Elaine C Smith talking to Wee Ginger Dug about “Voices for Scotland” – and much more!

This is a Wee Ginger Dugcast where Paul Kavanagh is talking to Elaine C Smith about her own Journey to Yes, about their reactions to losing the 2014 referendum, about how the Scottish Independence Convention (SIC) has evolved since then, about the large numbers of supporters who have attend SIC events, about the success of […]

Veterans for Scottish Independence Speaking at Greater Glasgow Group Meeting

Some time ago IndyLive Radio put out a call for a Forces Veteran to talk on their programme. About 40 veterans turned up! Those veterans stayed in touch, formed Veterans for Scottish Independence and the group has progressed from there. Our Glasgow P4Indy Group was interested in hearing from independence supporters who have been or […]

P4Indy at the Hague..

The Netherlands for Scottish Independence March & Rally was held on 25May in the Hague. One of the invited speakers was our own Mary McCabe, a member of the Glasgow Group an co-convenor of our National Group. As well as showing off our P4Indy T-shirt, Mary told the audience how we are campaigning in Scotland. […]

Choc Tactics!

The P4Indy folk in Dumfries and Galloway have been giving away money! Chocolate money. This is their cracking response to their local MP’s recent statement about the worth of a future independent Scotland’s own currency. He said the folk in Dumfriesshire wouldn’t want it. We’re hoping to hear back from Dumfries P4Indy on how many […]

The Greater Glasgow Unicorn’s Maiden Voyage

Yesterday saw the first of the AUOB marches wend its way through Glasgow. It definitely wasn’t the right time to try exiting the M8 at Charing Cross! Police reckon 35,000 made it Glasgow Green but unofficial tallies put it at nearer 80,000. Either way it was a lot of independence supporters. Here’s how Mary McCabe, […]

P4Indy Goes Live!!

This is me, Marlene, on IndyLive Radio last week. I was a bit nervous about doing it but Norrie was very good at getting the ball rolling and keeping it rolling! Once I got into my stride, I really enjoyed it. I asked Val Gauld, our Glasgow Twitter person, along as well. As you can […]

Glasgow Group Stall at Hope Over Fear Rally

Sheena Stephen one of the people who runs our P4Indy stall in Glasgow went to the rally held on 24 March in George Square.. Here’s what she said about it: Despite the miserable rainy morning we decided to go for it and get the Glasgow Group stall along to the Hope Over Fear Rally. It […]

Old Tune, New Lyrics: “The Union – A Tragedy”

The singers and musicians of the Warblers are all members of the Glasgow P4Indy Group. We had our first outings during Burns Week. More recently we’ve been rehearsing to sing at the P4Indy AGM held in Edinburgh on 16March. One of us had the idea of writing some new lyrics to an old tune. She […]

Glasgow Group are Now Tweeting

Maybe it’s all the excitement about setting up The Warblers – Glasgow P4Indy music group – now we’ve also started tweeting!! Our first tweet was from in George Square, Glasgow, at the Hope Over Fear Rally last weekend. Sheena, one of our stalwarts at the stall, wrote this about being at the Rally: “Despite a […]