Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) preceded by a film screening – Mon 3 Oct 2016

The first AGM of the formally constituted Yes Edinburgh West group will take place next Monday (3 Oct 2016) upstairs at the Clermiston Inn, Rannoch Road, Edinburgh, EH4 7EG. Before the AGM business, we will be showing a rare screening of the recently crowd-funded documentary “London Calling”, with the film-make, Alan Knight, in attendance to engage in discussion after the film. The running time of the documentary is 70mins. Please begin arriving from 7pm for a prompt 7.30pm start.

Agenda for the AGM

  1. 2016 progress (constitution, committee, bank, social media, meetings)
  2. Treasurer’s report
  3. Election of office-bearers
  4. Vision for next year
  5. Suggestions for future events/speakers
  6. Venue for meetings

Robin McAlpine to talk strategy at our September 2016 meeting

On Monday 5 September 2016, Robin McAlpine will speak about Strategies for Independence and then answer your questions. All welcome! 5 Sept 19.30, Clermiston Inn function room (round the back, upstairs), 9 Rannoch Rd, Edinburgh, EH4 7EG. RSVP on our Facebook event page.

Robin has written regularly in Common Space that we need to target our independence campaigning very cleverly because we won’t persuade everyone. He also cautioned about putting too much store in the Brexit effect and this school of thought seems to be borne out by recent polling. For instance a recent YouGov poll found that although 12% of NO voters currently would vote YES in an indyref2, 13% of YES voters would actually vote NO! Continue reading “Robin McAlpine to talk strategy at our September 2016 meeting”

Yes Craigmillar & Niddrie Independence March & Rally

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Pro-Independence community march & rally through the YES heartland of Craigmillar & Niddrie!

Their will be face painting for kids, and the gathering for the march will be outside the Craigmillar Library and the march will be led by Piper Ryan Randall the Pyro Pied Piper of Craigmillar.

The rally will be held at the Jewel Miners’ Club with live music and fun guaranteed. Not to be missed!

24th September at 13:00–18:00
Craigmillar Library
101 Niddrie Mains Road
EH16 4DS
Edinburgh, Scotland

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1150754788279635/

Livestream from our Kirkliston meeting on 2 Aug 2016

Our Kirkliston meeting on 2 Aug 2016 was livestreamed using Facebook Live Video so that people at home could watch and we have a full video record of the discussion. The meeting is called to order about 8m48s into this video.

Video running order

0:00:00 Video starts in advance of meeting
0:08:48 Meeting called to order, introduction
0:12:43 Ivan McKee speaks
0:37:23 Ivan McKee Q&A
1:20:29 Other business with Bob Glen
1:26:10 Tony Sutton on strategy
1:46:55 Tony Sutton Q&A

Kirkliston meeting – Tue 2 Aug 2016 – with Ivan McKee

Our August 2016 meeting will take place in the Newliston Arms, 78 Main St, KIRKLISTON, EH29 9AB at 7.30pm on Tue 2 Aug 2016.

  1. Ivan McKee MSP: The economics of an independent Scotland
  2. Tony Sutton: Draft Vision, Aims, Objectives for our Strategy Development Team

Please RSVP on the Facebook event page.

Minutes from our post-Brexit meeting on 27 June 2016

Yes Edinburgh West meeting minutes
Clermiston Inn, 7.30pm Mon 27 June 2016

  1. Ian Grant opened the meeting by welcoming everybody, noting that it was scheduled within 3 days of a Brexit vote, to discuss the implications for Scotland, the Yes movement and particularly our own group.
  2. Gerry Mulvenna posted a video Livestream broadcast for the benefit of people who couldn’t make the meeting. Apologies about the level of background noise – we’ll meet in the function room next time!
  3. There were 43 attendees. Email addresses given will be added to the mailing list unless anyone objects.
  4. Continue reading “Minutes from our post-Brexit meeting on 27 June 2016”

Minutes from our meeting on 13 June 2016

Clermiston Inn, 7.30pm Mon 13 June 2016

  1. Ian Grant opened the meeting by welcoming everybody, and in particular Yes Inch and Yes Pentlands.
  2. There were 27 attendees
  3. Apologies: Morag Orr, Barry Haniford, Pauline Ward, Peter Lynch, Tony Sutton, Mary Knox
  4. The minutes of 18 January were proposed by Derek Mullin and seconded by Anne Donohue. As agreed, a bank account has been opened, and the Constitution and minutes posted on the website.
  5. Continue reading “Minutes from our meeting on 13 June 2016”