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Forthcoming Events - 2022
   

 

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Sara Salyers at Charley's, Kirkcaldy
Charley's Bar, 101 Dunearn Dr, Kirkcaldy KY2 6AL
Wednesday 2nd November 7.30pm
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The speaker will be Sara Salyers from Salvo (salvo.scot).  Sara is a founding member of Salvo, she  will explain how invoking Scotland's Claim of Right provides a route to independence that does not involve seeking and getting permission from Westminster or a plebiscite election.
Not to be missed. Free entry. All welcome.

 


 

Scotland after Britain

Here is a link you can use to buy the book that James Foley, the guest speaker at our AGM last week, has co-written along with Ben Wray and Neil Davidson. 
https://www.versobooks.com/books/4007-scotland-after-britain
if you order direct from versobooks, you get a free ebook copy.

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Yes in the City - Training/Discussion Events

Recent events in the UK parliament are making Scottish Independence ever more crucial to our future. It has never been more important for all YES supporters to work collaboratively to get us away from Westminster mismanagement and to run our own affairs.

We need to build skill and confidence within our movement and offering you learning opportunities is part of that. I hope that you are able access the events being provided by Yes in the City, Dunfermline, KY12 8DG, on Eventbrite. These sessions are for all Independence supporters, whether a member of a Yes supporting political party or of no party at all. Sessions are intended to enable us all, working cooperatively, to help deliver Scottish Independence. Please can I urge you to participate so we can all play a part in gaining our much needed independence. There will be a warm welcome to all and it’s a great way to meet like minded folk.

All courses begin at 7.30pm and should end by 9.00pm at the latest.

Here are courses that may be of interest to you. For ease, I have included those already published. Courses can be repeated depending on uptake/demand.

Course Date
Book on Eventbrite here
Leafleting and voter ID 10.10.22 This was the first session and was sent out by email.
Currency  31.10.22
Letter writing  14.11.22
Getting to grips with
social media
7.11.22
Introduction to campaigning and  Campaigning 21.11.22
Social media strategy 5.12.22

If you do not/cannot use Eventbrite but would like to attend a course, please contact me at info@yesinthecity.org

Should there be a type of training that you would like to be offered, please let me know. In addition, if you have any expertise and could help to deliver training, please get in touch with me at info@yesinthecity.org

I very much look forward to seeing you at training and campaigning events.

Best Regards,
Susan Dyer, Training coordinator

 


 

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November Meeting
Abbeyview Bowling Club
Tuesday 15th November 7pm
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The guest speaker will be Sara Salyers from Salvo (salvo.scot). Sara is very much in demand as a speaker. For example, she has recently spoken at the SSRG Conference in the Carnegie Conference Centre, at the Alba Conference and at Yestival in George Square.
I am delighted that she is coming to speak to our Yes Meeting about the real possibility of pursuing our goal of independence by invoking our Claim of Right instead of depending on the present process to get a result.
Bar, tea, coffee available. Free entry. All welcome.

 


 

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A "Heads Up" from Lesley Riddoch
Saturday 12th November

Edinburgh Yes Hub is organising a March in the City Watch this space for more details in due course.

 

Past Events

 

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Yestival: Glasgow
Saturday 8th October
Glasgow Freedom Square: from 12pm

More details about this afternoon of Live Music and Speakers can be found here.

 


 

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AGM
Abbeyview Bowling Club
Tuesday 13th October 7pm
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For our first in-person meeting since the start of Covid, we welcome, as guest speaker, James Foley, Co-author, along with Ben Wray and the late Neil Davidson, of Scotland After Britain. In the words of Alexander Law, Professor of Sociology at Abertay University, this book is "a scorching indictment of the complacent dreamworld of Scottish nationalism". And is therefore essential reading for all of us in the Yes Movement.

The AGM business will be chaired by Craig Dempsey of Yes2Kirkcaldy Hub, Alba Party Organiser in Fife. The Agenda can be seen here. Refreshments available at the Bar. Tea/coffee too. All welcome. Free entry.

 


 

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Believe in Scotland Day of Action
Saturday 22nd October: Street Stall
High Street, opposite Primark: 1pm - 3pm
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The theme for the October Day of Action (1 year approximately ahead of the proposed Referendum) is again Pensions and encouraging people to sign the online petition to increase significantly the basic State Pension. As the October rise in fuel prices kicks in and prices in general increase because of the tax cuts and resultant fall in the value of the £ against the $, so the plight of the least well-off will become even more precarious. So we shall also be focussing on the unjustifiable cost of remaining in the UK. All volunteers welcome, even if you can spare only a short time.

 


 

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High Valleyfield Street Stall
High Valleyfield, opposite the Co-op
Saturday 27th August 1pm - 3pm
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Our second August Street Stall will be in High Valleyfield.
Again the message will be about increasing the State Pension to a level closer to the European average.
All visitors and volunteers welcome, even if it's only for a short time.

 


 

Cardenden YES Hub

The Yes Hub in Cardenden  has reopened and is looking for volunteers. 
Contact Gail (gail.yes2cdd@gmail.com) for details.
Follow it on Facebook (https://m.facebook.com/yes2cdd/)

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Dunfermline - Yes in the City

Preparation of the Yes Hub in Dunfermline (Yes in the City) is well under way. It will open fully on Saturday 3rd September. On 28th September, Lesley Riddoch will carry out the official opening ceremony. 
It is open from 1pm to 4pm at the moment. After September 3rd it is planned to be open from 10am to 4pm, every day except Sunday.

The Facebook Group "Yes Shop Dunfermline" has been re-named "Yes in the City". You will find all the latest information there.

It will be open to all Independence Groups and supporters, regardless of Political Party, and its purpose will be mainly for coordinating campaigning activities and training.

If you'd like to volunteer to help in the Hub or have ideas about how to use the Hub, get in touch with John McHardie (jmchardie@gmail.com).

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Believe in Scotland Day of Action
Saturday 13th August: Street Stall
High Street, opposite Primark: 1pm - 3pm
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We hope to have new "End Pensioner Poverty" leaflets from BiS to encourage people to sign an online petition to increase substantially the State Pension because Pensioners were short-changed by the U.K. Government when they scrapped the triple-lock last year ahead of the current dramatic and foreseeable increase in the rate of inflation. We are also expecting a surprise appearance, after an absence of many months, by a well known local Independence supporter. Volunteers welcome, even if you can manage for only a short time.

 


 

Yes Kirkcaldy Event
Friday 19th August: 7pm till late

Yes Kirkcaldy are holding an event at Charlie's, 101 Dunearn Drive, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6AL. The Speaker is Gordon McIntyre Kemp of Believe in Scotland/Business for Scotland, followed by Q&A. From around 9pm there will be live entertainment and a disco. Free entry. All welcome. Not to be missed!

 


 

AUOB March: Inverness
Saturday 20th August

There are a few seats left on the coach organised by John Love (Rosyth). Cost £20. Pick up at Debenhams, Carnegie Drive at 8:25am. Contact John directly if you're interested. Email: rebel19541@outlook.com or message 07474 807543.

 


 

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SSRG Conference
29th - 31st July, Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline.
Tickets now on sale - £25 for three days.

The Scottish Sovereignty Research Group is staging a major 3 day Conference, in Dunfermline at the Carnegie Conference Centre with an exciting range of speakers and discussions. Not to be missed!
Click here for tickets and full information about the programme.

SSRG Conference Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to staff the SSRG Stand at the above Conference; mainly to hand out leaflets about the SSRG. If you would be prepared to help with this, please contact Lynne Copland. Her email address is here. There will be a Zoom meeting on Wednesday 20th July to go over roles and finalise arrangements.

 


 

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July Street Stalls
Saturday 23rd July noon - 2pm, Station Road, Oakley.

As part of our drive to be more visible across the Constituency, we plan to hold our next street stall on Saturday 23rd July from 1pm till 3pm beside the shops in Station Road, Oakley.

Volunteers welcome to help get our message across. Even if you can only manage to be there for a short time.

 


 

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July Street Stalls
Saturday 9th July 1pm - 3pm at the Glen Gates
Saturday 23rd July noon - 2pm in the High Street

At the April meeting we decided not to hold any further meetings during the summer months, but to hold a series of Street Stalls so as to to engage with members of the public, especially those who are undecided about Independence.

All volunteers welcome, even if it's only for 15 minutes. Or just stop by for a chat.

 


 

 

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AUOB March Glasgow Saturday 14th May

This Saturday, 14th May, AUOB are holding an Independence March, starting at 12 noon in Kelvingrove Park and ending with a Rally in George Square. The theme is defending the NHS.

 


 

Aberdeen Independence Movement Conference
29th May

AIM is hosting a conference on Independence on Sunday 29th May in the Altens Hotel, Aberdeen from 10am till 6pm. Tickets available here priced £20 (£9 concession, £10 youth/student).

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Street Stall
Saturday 4th June 12noon - 2pm

At the April meeting we decided not to hold any further meetings during the summer months, but to hold a series of Street Stalls so as to to engage with members of the public, especially those who are undecided about Independence. The first of these is planned for Saturday 4th June in the High Street, from 12 noon till 2 pm. All volunteers welcome, especially at the start and finish. Believe in Scotland is planning a series of Days of Action, starting in "late June" so the following Street Stall will be timed to fit in with that.

 


 

April Meeting Graeme McCormick.
Tuesday 5th April , 7.00pm

At last month's meeting, we discussed Land Reform and the need to use land for the benefit of everyone. Graeme has long advocated charging all land owners - big and small - an Annual Ground Rent to encourage a better distribution of land and bring in revenue that could replace all existing forms of taxation.

You can register free on Eventbrite by going to Eventbrite.com and searching for Yes Dunfermline
Or you can use this Zoom link.

All welcome. Looking forward to seeing you there.

 

 

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March Meeting Rob Gibson, former MSP and veteran campaigner for Land Reform.
Tuesday 1st March, 7.00pm

Rob has campaigned for Land Reform since his student days in the early '70s. As a Councillor in Ross & Cromarty and then as an MSP, first for the Highlands & Islands and then for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, he continued campaigning on Land and Housing issues.

As Convener of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee from 2011 till 2016, he steered two important pieces of legislation through the Scottish Parliament - the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act and the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill. 
It took a further 4 years to draw up and pass the legislation required for the enactment of these Bills, but we are now beginning to see results from them.

Rob will look back at what has been achieved so far, and also forward to what still has to be done in order for the people of Scotland to reclaim their land.

You can register free on Eventbrite by going to Eventbrite.com and searching for Yes Dunfermline
Or you can use this Zoom link.

All welcome. Looking forward to seeing you there.

 

 

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December Meeting with Guest Speaker Professor Alf Baird
Tuesday 1st February, 7.00pm

Alf Baird will be speaking about his book "Doun Hauden" at our next meeting on Tuesday February 1st

In the book, Prof. Baird discusses the status of Scots as a distinct language which, whether deliberately or as a result of circumstances, is less highly regarded than English or Gaelic. He describes some of the effects of this on various aspects of life in Scotland, including culture, influence and job/career prospects. He advocates setting up a Scots Language Board, along the lines of Bòrd na Ghàidhlig to promote Scots as a language with equal status to English and Gaelic.

He also discusses the way in which suppression of language can be viewed as having resulted in a colonial mindset which holds Scotland back from achieving its proper place in the World.

A very interesting discussion is guaranteed and demand for tickets is likely to be high, especially at this time of year when Burns Celebrations and Celtic Connections are in our minds.

You can register free on Eventbrite by going to Eventbrite.com and searching for Yes Dunfermline
Or you can use the Eventbrite link here.
Or you can use this Zoom link.

All welcome. Looking forward to seeing you there.

 

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