Yes Berwickshire campaign

The Yes Berwickshire group who are appealing to voters to vote for Scottish independence in September’s referendum debate have stepped up a gear in their campaigning.

They were out and about in Duns on Saturday with a gazebo in the Market Square where they had lots of good conversations - some in support, some against and those wanting to just chat.

“One man came up to our stall and has offered to make and paint three large Yes signs for us,” said campaign organiser Alex Wilson.

“We also distributed over a 1000 Yes newspapers through doors and canvassed local people in their homes.”

Leaflets and posters advertising Berwickshire’s opportunity to hear both sides of the debate under the same roof were also distributed.

Yes Berwickshire have organised a hustings to take place in Duns Volunteer Hall, on Friday, June 20, although they point out that the debate will be “completely neutral and balanced, chaired by Andrew Mitchell of Duns Community Council”.

Debating the motion ‘Should Scotland be an Independent Country’ Robin McAlpine from the Common Weal and Lynda Williamson of Newsnet Scotland will speak for the motion; Michael Moore Lib Dem MP and Jim Hume Lib Dem MSP will speak against it.

Members of the audience will be invited to cast a vote at the beginning and end of the evening in a mini referendum.

This is a public meeting, open to all, and everyone is encouraged to go along and join in the debate. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm.