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A Pensioner's Ruminations & Rants: about Scottish independence, climate change, politics and so on.... Also my holiday pics and videos. Don't miss Ciostal the Collie. 
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In 2017, Commonweal brought out a policy proposal on the subject of whether we need a second chamber to complement Holyrood and if so what kind of chamber do we want? Their proposal is to set up a Citizens’ Assembly. The proposal is written by Brett Heddig who set up the Sortition Foundation exploring how […]The post A Citizen’s Assembly Second Chamber for Holyrood? appeared...
No-one can stand for election into a citizen’s assembly. No-one is voted into one. Assemblies are randomly chosen, but representative, groups of citizens. That process is called Sortition. When the Commons was in deadlock over Brexit negotiations, Labour MP Stella Creasey suggested setting up a citizens’ assembly to help break out of the impasse. This […]The post What Are...
Some more musings on my Unionist friend’s suggestions for IndyRef2….. I’ve been thinking about Quebec. And whether a decision to split gives a right to secede. Apparently it doesn’t. De Gaulle was stirring it in Quebec in 1967 Charles de Gaulle, the French President, was stirring independence sentiment in Quebec way back in 1967 during […]The post Vive Quebec Libre!...
Hi there M… You sent me a couple of suggestions not long ago about the pursuit of Scottish independence and how it might be improved. Improved that is from your point of view as an Englishwoman who doesn’t support Scottish independence. So I thought it was worthwhile thinking through what you suggested. Your suggestion: A […]The post Scottish Referendum Voting Rights appeared...
Pensioners for Independence got together with Greg Drysdale and Gerry McLaughlan of Yes Stirling to talk about postal voting and whether some of the scare stories about it are true. Quick answer: they're not true. But you'll want to check for yourself .... lots of stories, jokes and reliable information in the video.
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A spontaneous Open Mike recitation of Burns' poem by Marlene Halliday, Bev Brookes and Hat! It happened during the 2021 Virtual Burns Supper run by Glasgow Pensioners for Independence.

For other extracts from their Virtual Burns Supper, go to pensionersforindependence.scot
On 25th May, Netherlands for Scottish Independence campaign group held their March & Rally through The Hague. Mary McCabe, one of the Glasgow P4Indy group and co-convenor of the National Group, was invited over to speak at the rally.
Pensioners for Independence Warblers providing the vocals, fiddle, ukulele and lyrics. First performed at Pensioners 4 Indy AGM in Edinburgh, 16 March 2019. More info at pensionersforindependence.scot
"The Warblers" is the name of Glasgow Pensioners for Indy Group's choir. We started singing and oplaying together in December 2018 starting off with carols over the Festive Season. By the end of January we ventured on our first 'gigs' singing Burns' songs and reciting some poetry during Burns Week. There are eight of...
Glasgow anti-Trump Rally
Govan Graving Docks in the heart of Glasgow were where ships came for repairs and refits. They were built in 1870s and then extended in 1890s and were in use till 1990s. Since 2006 they have been owned by property developers for their investment potential.

Currently those developers have a planning submission before...
Indy March, Glasgow, 5 May 2018. An estimated 35,000 to 60,000 people walked from Kelvingrove to Glasgow Green with some still setting off as the first arrived at the Green.
Bev's 70th Birthday Trip... West Highlands of Scotland, Corpach, Fort William, Mallaig, Rum, Canna, Eigg, Glen Roy
You know it's spring when the frogs come marching in ...
Glasgow's Winter Snow Bomb
The SNP Manifesto Launch in Perth Concert Hall on 30May2017 #GE2017
The SS Waverley returning to dock in Glasgow. The last ocean-going paddle-ship still in operation. Sails from Pacific Quay, Glasgow all summer!!
Osney Hydro Lock in Oxford is the first community owned hydro scheme to be built on the River Thames. The 49kWp project started generating in May 2015, and is expected to raise £2 million for local environmental projects over its lifetime - as well as an enormous 3200 tonnes of CO2 to be saved over the project...
Our garden pond, March 2017.
So you know how Rishi Sunak has been advising folk to retrain? Especially if you’re a performing artist. Or a barista. The unspoken part of his utterance was no doubt meant to be ‘retrain as something more useful to Brexit Britain.’ Which is Rishi’s version of Norman Tebbit’s ‘Get on Yerr Bike’. So I spent […]The post Shall I apply for a job as a...
Scotland flag - the saltire Made In Scotland. For Scotland.
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