Campaign trail

On the Campaign Trail

Campaign Trail

Our friends, Marlene and Fiona, the IndyPodcasters threw themselves into the election campaign trail last night with the first of what they promote will be a regular Manifesto Madness podcast… Or possible Delivering Democracy podcast… Or perhaps Election PostBox…. they haven’t quite decided on the podcast name yet.

Go the IndyPodcasters !!!


They seem to be enjoying themselves! Looks like a nice glass of something red you’ve got there, Marlene!


Marlene and Fiona. Campaign Trail
AUOB March & Rally

AUOB March & Rally

Stories from the March: Glasgow 4th May 2024 – Indypodcasters Fiona and Marlene join the March for Scottish Independence, organised by AUOB.
Here are some stories and opinions from folk they met along the way:
  • 00:30 Jacobites
  • 01:09 Yes 2 and memories
  • 04:18 Big blue flags!
  • 06:42 Solidarity Saltire
  • 07:04 Richie Venton, SSP
  • 07:30 Freedom Come All Ye singalong
  • 09:58 March sets off
  • 16:36 Alex Salmond, Alba
  • 19:03 Refugees are welcome here
  • 20:34 View from the Bridge

Well done to everyone who took part and thanks for stopping to chat with us! Marlene is still chuckling at being mistaken for Val McDermid!

Stories from the March
Scottish Independence

You can find the livestream of the whole March & Rally event on the IndependenceLive YouTube channel.

IndyPodcasters have just released an audio podcast of the speeches from the End Pensioner Poverty March for Independence last month. You’ll find them here: Speaking Up for Scotland. Or have a look in their Grassroots Indy Campaign playlist.

Speaking Up for Scotland. Independence Rally

Yes! Speaking Up for Scotland

April saw the first Independence Rally of the year, organised by Pensioners for Independence and Believe in Scotland. The theme of the event was #EndPensionerPoverty. This podcast brings together the speeches from the independence rally – minus the obligatory comments about how wonderfully sunny the weather was!

Speaking Up for Scotland:

The speakers included writers, trade unionists, poets, anti-nuclear campaigners, film-makers, politicians, activists, musicians, journalists. And one old age pensioner who also happens to be a podcaster. You’ll recognise her!

  • 00:50     Pat Kane (musician and journalist)
  • 06:11     Jane McAllister (film maker)
  • 12:47     Gordon Martin (RMT trade union)
  • 18:47      Ross Greer (Scottish Greens)
  • 23:07      Iona Soper (activist)
  • 28:57      Richie Venton (Scottish Socialist Party)
  • 37:21      Marlene Halliday (Pensioners for Indy – and Indypodcaster!)
  • 43:54      James Robertson (poet and author)
  • 49:50      Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp (Believe in Scotland)
  • 57:20       Humza Yousaf (First Minister)

Scottish Independence Podcasts filmed everyone as the march entered George Square. It’s on their Youtube channel. See if you can spot yourself or your pals: Believers in Scotland March Into George Square . And there is a review of the event in their blog – looking at things like did the message get through? how successful an event was it? any improvements for next time?

The whole march and independence rally was livestreamed by Independence Live and can be seen on their Youtube channel.

Independence Rally. Speaking up for Scotland

Pensioners on the March, End Pensioner Poverty,

Pensioners on the March!

Pensioners on the March – Are your boots made for walkin’?

Cos it’s only three weeks till the Glasgow March & Rally on Saturday 20th April.

Scottish IndyPodcasters met up with Gordon McIntyre-Kemp of Believe in Scotland and Marlene Halliday, one of our members who will be speaking at the Rally. They told us all about their plans and in particular about the festive atmosphere they want to create for the whole event.

. Watch them here:


PS If your boots, feet, knees, or hips are not for joining the March

…. then just come to George Square for the Rally. It’s easy to get there on public transport, the stalls will be there, there’s benches to sit on, and there’s lots of cafes nearby.

Sign up here to get updates on the event: March and Rally for an Independent Scotland And have a look at Believe in Scotland online shop.

Pensioners on the March… we’ll be back with news of the speakers and updates soon….

Bits & Pieces, Jan 2024

Bits & Pieces is a monthly roundup of topical clips and snippets from Holyrood, Westminster and around the Indy Movement. It’s compiled by Scottish Independence Podcasts.

Bits & Pieces Podcast. Scottish Independence Podcasts

Main themes covered this month are:

  • 00:53  Calling out war crimes
  • 05:47  Covid enquiry
  • :09:35  Scottish budget
  • 15:48   Holyrood snippets
  • 21:15   UK General Election 
  • 34:59   Westminster hot topics
  • 40:23   Horizon scandal
  • 44:57   Lesley Riddoch chats with Jim Byrne
  • 51:02   Indypodcasters out and about
  • 54:02   Time for Scotland by the Singing Councillors

Previous snippets are in the Bits & Pieces Playlist. You can listen more of Jim & Lesley’s West End Chat. And you can watch Lesley talking about her new film, Denmark, here.

Richie Venton, of Scottish Socialist Party, is mentioned in the section about UK General Election. He will feature in a podcast this week which commemorates Red Clydesider John Maclean.