As the Scottish independence referendum vote approaches Yes Berwickshire have stepped up their campaign.
On Friday, August 15, former SNP MSP Jim Sillars will speak at an independence debate at Eyemouth High School organised by Yes Berwickshire. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
Nigel Mace of Academics for Yes, will also give his perspective on why a Yes vote is in the best interests of Scotland as well as Selma Rahman from Woman for Independence and Scott Blair from Generation Yes.
“This is an opportunity for all to find out more about what a Yes vote would mean for them, their families, the Borders and for Scotland, and follows on from our successful meeting in Coldstream a few weeks back,” said Alex Wilson of Yes Berwickshire
Yes Berwickshire’s street campaign continues and on August 23, they will be in Cockburnspath, Grantshouse, Reston and Burnmouth. On Saturday, August 30 they will be visiting Greenlaw, Gavinton, Gordon and Westruther.
“In between all of these activities we are currently distributing some 9000 Your Choice booklets through doors across Berwickshire and are canvassing twice a week,” added Mr Wilson.
“On a slightly negative note, we are disappointed to report the continuing theft or vandalism of our Yes Signs which are popping up across Berwickshire on private land or in gardens. To date we have had three signs stolen or destroyed which is a sad reflection on the actions of some and a challenge to the democratic process. The police have been informed.”