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Mary McCabe, Veteran Indy Campaigner

Our podcasts are all listed on the dropdown menu at the top of the page. This is our second podcast recorded on 18th December in the IndyLive Radio studio in Glasgow as part of the IndyLive Daily Show. It was an all women team that morning with Val on the mixing desk and me doing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brechin Yes Hub : Blether In

Recently we’e been in contact with some of the folk who run the Brechin Yes Hub. Here’s what they said: The Brechin Hub, the aptly named Blether-In, was opened roughly two years ago in premises we rent in the centre of the town. The membership fund its operation by  some monthly direct debit payments and some […]

SNP Conference Passes Motion on State Pensions

By coincidence, in the same week as we have been promoting our new leaflet on Pensions, a motion was passed at the SNP Conference calling for an increase of State Pension in an Independent Scotland to the same level as the OECD average and supporting the commissioning of a Scottish State Pension Plan. The data […]

Our New Leaflets Are Out!

Last week saw us take delivery of two new leaflets. The Generations leaflet is a way of asking older Scots who are not yet convinced about backing independence to compare their concerns for the future with the concerns that their grandchildren, grandnieces & nephews have for the future. We hope it makes an important point. […]

Thoughts about a Scottish Constitution

Glasgow P4Indy group invited John Drummond to their August meeting today to talk about a Scottish Constitution. John, along with Canon Kenyon Wright, was one of the founders of the Constitutional Commission, back in 2005. And on the Commission’s website you find these three principles underpinning how they have tried to progress the idea of […]

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 […]