With all the goings on politically it can be difficult to keep up with what is going on. The other morning after coming in off nightshift I went to bed, only to wake up to find a General Election was coming! Political plans and timescales are often shaped and disrupted by other events, and this is one event which could hasten or lengthen the chances of Scotland becoming independent. We have begun to organise the group and we’ve held the first of our street stalls. Having got started we now have to gain momentum and grow the group so that we can take our message not only onto the high street but into the housing schemes, the town and the villages.
This Saturday (22nd April) sees us back in Airdrie town centre for another street stall. The last one was positively received and it will be interesting to see how the recent General Election announcement has affected people’s views. If you want to come and join us at the street stall you can do so from 11am until 1pm, outside Boots/WH Smith. In addition to the leaflets and merchandise which was available last time we have been supplied with 200 free copies of The National
to give away! This really is a fantastic gesture and it will be a chance to get the paper into the hands of people who perhaps wouldn’t otherwise pick it up, or who may not even be aware it’s there.
Speaking of The National, we have been told that the Airdrieonians For Independence group will be featured at some point in the next few days, and as a follow up the editor, Calum Baird, will be bringing The National Roadshow to join us for the Wee Ginger Dug Comes To Airdrie on 2nd May, and it’s looking as if they will be kindly livestreaming the event too!
Following on from our two street stalls and the Wee Ginger Dug evening we will be looking to formally convene the group on Saturday 6th May at Airdrie Library, 12pm-2pm. This is an extremely important meeting and we are looking for as many people to attend as possible.
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Our forthcoming “Wee Ginger Dug” night suddenly became not so wee…
We were surprised and delighted to be contacted by Scotland’s only pro-Indy daily newspaper- The National, who asked if they could bring their roadshow to Airdrie on the same evening, and we had no hesitation in saying yes!
This is a fantastic chance to get to meet the staff of The National and to raise local issues with them directly, as well as hearing from Scotland’s most incisive and irreverent political commentator Paul Kavanagh. Oh, and there’s a wee dug…
Admission is free, but donations towards the cost of the evening are more than welcome.
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