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
- 2016 progress (constitution, committee, bank, social media, meetings)
- Treasurer’s report
- Election of office-bearers
- Vision for next year
- Suggestions for future events/speakers
- Venue for meetings
(Glasgow: on the 2nd anniversary of the Scottish Independence Referendum)
En route to Glasgow, we were treated to the inaugural tourist tour of the east end of Glasgow by Peter Curran, erstwhile denizen of Dennistoun. A good lunch at Drygate Brewery, to the amusement of the waitress, who genuinely believed we’d only been let out for the day. Down to the Calton for the Scottish Independence Convention Reassembly – first stop for a quick chat was Robin McAlpine
Continue reading “‘A wee dauner doon the Calton’ 18 Sept 2016”
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.
Guest post by Jason Baird of the National Yes Registry
Hello Wee Ginger Duggers and thank you so much to the WGD (and Paul of course) for allowing me this opportunity to describe what the National Yes Registry IndyApp project is all about before we finally launch it for public download on September the 18th. The IndyApp is a bespoke networking tool for the Yes movement. It is FREE to all participating groups and designed to allow those grass-root groups to work effectively together, share resources, experience and campaigning ideas. It will allow mentoring and mutual support among pro-Indy activists, encourage new community groups to form and dormant groups to reform.
Source: Get ready for the National Yes Registry IndyApp! « Wee Ginger Dug.
Scotland – let’s hear it
Following the EU referendum, debate is again alive on how best Scotland equips itself for the future. So, as we look towards the opportunities that lie ahead, please help us. Let us know what you think by taking part in ‘The National Survey’. It only takes a couple of minutes.
Click here to complete the survey
Watch the introductory video below
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”