Yes Berwickshire on the campaign trail

Yes Berwickshire have a series of debates and talks organised in the coming weeks and have invited Better Together to share their platform.

In their quest to convince Berwickshire residents that voting yes in the Scottish independence referendum is the best option on September 18, Yes Berwickshire will be in Coldstream’s Rodger Hall today, Thursday, July 24, for their 10th independence debate, starting at 7.30pm.

“This is an opportunity for the folk of Coldstream and surrounding area to come along and hear what a yes vote would mean for them and their families, ask questions and raise areas of concern,” said Alex Wilson.

“Our guest speakers for the evening are Colin Fox, co-chair of the Scottish Socialist Party, Ash Denham from Woman for Independence and Nigel Mace, Academics for Yes. Our guest speakers will talk about why they are seeking a yes vote in September and the audience will be invited to submit written questions following their introductory speeches and interval.

“With only some 60 days to go, this is a real opportunity for people to find out more about what Scottish Independence would mean for them.”

Earlier in the day Yes Berwickshire were having an informal talk with residents of Boston Court in Duns about the benefits of independence, the advantages gained living in Scotland from current devolved powers around pensions, free personal care, prescriptions, university education etc and the implications of a no vote on these.

Similar talks will take place in Eyemouth and other Berwickshire Housing establishments between now and September.

Yes Berwickshire will be at Duns show with ‘Farming for Yes’ on August 2, and on Friday, August 15, Jim Sillars will be their guest speaker at Eyemouth High School, talking about his vision for Scotland following a yes vote.

“We look forward to meeting and talking to as many people as possible between now and September 18, and in addition plan regular canvass evenings on Mondays and Thursdays across Berwickshire, talking to local people in their homes about the benefits a Yes vote will bring to them, their families and wider communities.

“As ever we extend an open invitation to Better Together to share a platform with us, allowing them the opportunity to discuss why they believe a no vote is in the best interests of the people of Scotland, allowing the people of Berwickshire to hear both sides of the debate.”