This was a very valuable meeting for us and Audrey’s advice is essential for all activists for Scottish Independence. Ultimately support for independence is increased and imaginings of a new nation are created, one conversation at a time. “People follow people”, Audrey said and ultimately it will be one-to-one conversations, which will shift the balance towards independence. Changing one’s point of view on an issue is a process which can sometimes ebb and flow, so listening to the fears and concerns of others in conversations related to independence is an important first step to establishing a relationship, where any cycle of change has room to proceed at everyone’s individual pace.
Watch what Audrey had to say in full in these livestream videos.
Andy started with a quick summary of his book “The Poor had no Lawyers” and its 6 land grabs:
- Robert the Bruce – a murdering medieval warlord
- To spoil the Kirk of Christ of her Patrimony – theft of lands of the Church
- The Palladium of our Land Proprietors – involving the lawyers
- A State of Possession beyond the memory of Man– theft of commonties
- Mere miserable starved caricatures – theft of Burgh commons
- I hereby take possession of this island of Rockall – Colonial adventures
Continue reading “Andy Wightman: Land, Democracy & the Economy”
At our November 2016 monthly meeting, we welcomed Janet Fenton, Secretary at Scottish CND and the parliamentary liaison for the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Janet spoke about the United Nations resolution vote she attended in New York in October 2016 and put this into a context of what Scotland’s contribution can be towards a global ban on nuclear weapons. You can watch Janet’s presentation here.
We filled the seats upstairs at the Clermiston Inn and Robin McAlpine spoke and answered questions for 2 hours on strategy with plenty to chew over. It was watched by an even bigger number at home.
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
Our post-Brexit meeting on 27 June 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 20mins into this video.