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The Scottish Libertarian Party (Libeirtèiraich Albannach) | More Freedom, Less Government | Individual Liberties, Free Markets & Peace
 Joined December 2015    scottishlibertarians.com
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The right of anyone to bear arms is an essential right to any society that does not wish to be ruled by tyrannical governments, let alone violent criminals, so why is it that so many people in power have a tendency to want to be on a mission to disarm society in their bid to stop most or any crime from happening to us and in turn, albeit mostly inadvertently, have the state use violence against...
I’m Calum “Caz” Paul from Kirkcaldy and I’m the new Deputy Leader of the Scottish Libertarian Party. I’m a freelancer in the Scottish film industry, a musician and an active volunteer for a local charity. I first joined the party in 2014 when my fellow YES campaigners – who were mourning the loss of the independence referendum – started to sound...
Jonathan Rainey of Dumbarton was presented with our Lion of Liberty award for 2022 at our AGM.Jonathan is a young enthusiastic and outspoken activist who has stood in several elections in the Dumbarton area both in the council wards and parliamentary constituency.On all occasions he puts in an amazing and almost inhuman amount of effort and his leafletting work load is almost legendary. He...
The Party AGM went ahead as scheduled last Saturday and was a great success.Caz Paul has been duly elected as the new party Deputy Leader and we wish him every success in his new role.Caz hails from Kirkcaldy Fife (birthplace of Adam Smith no less) and has been an activist in the party for many years and was a participant in the formulation of the party’s constitution.He was also...
Dear members,please be informed that our current Deputy Leader Stef Johnstone will not be continuing in her role and will be resigning at the Annual General Meeting. She has sent a resignation letter which is published here. We regret her departure and wish her all the best going forward – there is much we have to thank her for, for all her efforts across the years of service. We will...
The 2022 Annual General Meeting is going ahead as planned on September 10th. It will be in hotel Yotel on 68-73 Queen Street in Edinburgh. This is a great opportunity for those who wish to get involved in shaping our policies and running our party to have their say!Submissions are open for policy proposals to be discussed at the AGM. Any member of the party can contribute a policy proposal...
Why the most generous basic income scheme ever trialled will only arm sophists.Imagine a government official took one valuable item from each of your neighbours’ houses and put it in your living room each month, and then a documentary film maker came over to document how your standard of living increased dramatically over the course of two years. Would anyone be surprised to see that you were...
The results are in and it has been quite a ride getting here! Without any support from the media or tons of money, we have brought our message to the people willing to listen.We had 19 candidates running across 11 councils, with our best result by Harry Christian in the East Sutherland and Edderton ward of 1.6% of the vote. In total we received 698 votes. NameWardCouncilVotes% of...
It’s time to meet your SLP candidates for the 2022 Council ElectionsJonathan Rainey: Dumbarton1. Tell us about yourself, what’s your background?My name is Jonathan Rainey, I’m 28 years old and I’m a volunteer litter picker & food bank helper from Dumbarton.2. When and why did you become a Libertarian?My awakening to become a libertarian gradually...
The decision to end the membership of longstanding member and Libertarian Party office – holder Stephen McNamara was made by The Constitutional Committee on April 1st – but was no joke.Controversy has arisen over this, in fact just the latest in a series of controversies, and – understandably – we have been asked to release details of the reason for his termination. The purpose of...
The party’s AGM for 2022 will take place in Edinburgh on Saturday 10th September.Time and venue TBA. We would encourage all members to come along.Among other considerations, Considerable time will be devoted( in addition to the huge amount of time already consumed, time that could have been more productively spent.) to the issues surrounding the Stephen McNamara debacle.An agenda for the...
We are saddened to hear that on Wednesday morning 5th April the Party’s Deputy leader and long standing activist/supporter suffered a stroke. Despite severe health issues Stef has been a stalwart in the past and always gave 100% effort with enthusiasm to the party. She currently holds the party record for the most votes returned in any campaign at 405 in the 2019 parliamentary elections...
Please note that Stephen McNamara is no longer a member of the Scottish Libertarian Party and is not active for it in any role. We thank him for the work he has done for us in the past and wish him all the best in his future efforts. Constitutional Committee of the Scottish Libertarian Party
The SLP are pleased and proud to announce that all freedom loving individuals will be able to vote for the following candidates in these areas:Aberdeens: Oren Catz – Torry FerryhillBryce Hope – Kincorth Nigg and CoveStuart Whitby – Strathbogie and Howe of AlfordDumbarton:Jonathan Rainey – DumbartonEdinburgh: Tam Laird (Party Leader) – InverleithGregor Masson...
The Constitutional Committee has named our party leader Tam Laird as the new Nominating Officer.We’re hoping that we will get as many candidates as possible in the upcoming Scottish Council Elections and this is our last appeal for anyone interested – now is the time to step up! Please wish good luck to the Nominating Officer and the candidates and join us in the campaign. Kind...
Maybe you see that the world is going in the wrong direction – or maybe it’s going straight to hell. So what are you going to do?It goes without saying that you should join up with the Scottish Libertarian Party! And of course you should be an activist and all the good stuff. But when it comes to the activism bit, it can be hard. Maybe you don’t have that much time, maybe you...
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