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The YES movement working together. It does happen! The YES movement is as broad and deep as Loch Ness.  This is its power but it can also be its weakness. Over the last (insert time period when you first thought “hold on a minute, aren’t we all supposed to be on the same side?”) I … Continue reading The YES movement working together →The post The YES movement...
Independence Live and Gallus Events partner to increase multi-media and digital support for independence campaigners and independence organisations.   We all know how valuable an asset Independence Live has been since 2014. If there is a more tireless, selfless, dedicated campaigner for Scottish independence than Kevin Gibney, then I am yet to meet them. So … Continue reading Digital...
If it is a choice between imperfection and inaction: I will take the former every time!   At the start of the year, I wrote this post, after another article about some kind of a new YES body. The article in The National stated: “Leading independence campaigners back new Yes Scotland group”  And guess what. … Continue reading Finally, the movement has moved →The post...
It is great to see “leading independence campaigners” talking about the need for a new national YES group again. A coordinating body is essential.  A YES vote is unlikely to happen without one. The National’s article published on the 20th Jan, will hopefully give some spark to the idea of a new YES group. The leading … Continue reading A new national YES Group →The...
In September 2012, while Scotland and England were preparing  to sign the Edinburgh Agreement, the Catalan independence movement forced the Catalan Government to take radical steps towards independence. Yes, it’s like comparing apples and pears when looking at Scottish and Catalan independence, and of course there are many, many differences. However, the purpose of this … Continue...
If you see Scottish independence through the double prism of English nationalism and disaster capitalism, Scottish independence seems tantalisingly close.   The combination of English nationalism and disaster capitalism does not bode well for rUK, and no Scot should look at this sorry state and take any pleasure. The xenophobic undercurrent of English nationalism has the potential to tear...
Follow Catalonia’s lead. Take the universal, undeniable right of self determination to London’s streets. Typically people will read this and say, “but Scotland isn’t like Catalonia, we don’t and can’t march with the numbers they can” Well, I have had enough of that, it’s not about numbers it is about desire. With a desire to … Continue reading...
If you want media coverage for your event then just  follow the March to Leave template. It has begun the “historic journey from Sunderland to London” A sodding Saturday afternoon and an approx 15 mile march to Hartlepool would only surely pull the most ardent of leave supporters on to a march. And it has. … Continue reading March To Leave coverage is all about Nigel Farage...
The McCrone report has shown many things: the selfishness of the British state, the ability to hide the truth from the Scottish people and the continued potential wealth from north sea oil being the most obvious. But it has also shown the weakness of the YES movement. The McCrone report another missed opportunity for the … Continue reading The McCrone Report another missed opportunity for...
This is  how the media works in a normal European country. But Scotland doesn’t have a normal media.  There is a tried and tested media strategy on the European continent. A political party organises a rally. Supporters of the cause and the media turn up. The media point their cameras at the stage and then … Continue reading Scotland doesn’t have a normal media →The post...
As the new format of the Scottish Convention “This Is It” passes £100,000 in donations, I urge them, The SNP, and the Scottish Government to start to plan and consider how live experiences will shape and win the next Scottish independence campaign. I’ve recently returned from a speaking slot at the “Oscars for the events industry” the … Continue reading A...
How the YES movement structures the campaign for independence will be crucially important if we are to secure a victory. It’s been another important few weeks in the soft campaign for independence. On the 6th of October more people marched for independence than had ever taken to the streets. Over 100,000 marched through Edinburgh “all … Continue reading High time we appraised the...
I believe that the YES movement should have an alternative to the Scottish Independence Convention as the “coordinating body” for the YES movement and here’s what I propose.  Most of the people who will read this post will have never read anything I’ve written before and will certainly never have heard of me. So the … Continue reading An alternative to the Scottish...
As one million independence supporting Catalans took to the streets to demand independence during La Diada celebrations, the YES movement spent the day arguing about Braveheart. How can two grass roots movements be so different? For the seventh year in a row two grass roots organisations the Assemblea Nacional Catalana and Òmnium have organised the … Continue reading La Diada 2018 →...
There are many different things you are taught as an event organiser, but one ever present is that “big is beautiful” There’s scarcely an events organiser who doesn’t want their small event to grow to epic proportions. However the size of the Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is calling into question its … Continue reading The impact...
There’s no point organising an event if you don’t set objectives. And of course you have to have the right objectives. Often this basic element of any event is missing from the YES movement’s events.  Saturday’s protest outside BBC HQ attracted around 250 people and saw considerable support on social media – in part down … Continue reading Pointless protests...
There isn’t now a scenario where the short to medium term health of the UK economy improves. The lead up to a hard Brexit has already done its damage to a fragile British Economy. Even the softest Brexit (remaining in the customs union) according to the UK Government’s own figures, and backed up by the … Continue reading A hard Brexit will not be hard for everyone →The post A hard...
The 11th of September is a holiday in Catalonia for the national day: La Diada. Plans for La Diada 2018 were announced in July. The focal point of the celebration is always the huge rally organised by the ANC and Omnium, the two largest grass roots organisations that directly support a Catalan Republic. Plans for … Continue reading Plans for La Diada 2018 unveiled evoking the 1st October...
Probably the most seismic political event in Scotland since the referendum result in 2014 took place on Wednesday: the walk out of all 35 SNP MPs in protest at the process laid down for the EU Withdrawal Bill. One day later between 400 and 500 people demonstrated outside Holyrood in Scotland’s capital. Edinburgh wasn’t alone. … Continue reading Events in Scotland in reaction to...
Some ideas to “boost” the population of Scotland. A few might head south after independence but a lot more will want to move north.  The post Move To Scotland appeared first on Independent Scot.
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