Yes camp step up their campaign in Eyemouth

‘Yes Berwickshire’ are stepping up their pro-independence campaign by hosting a ‘Big Day for Yes’ in Eyemouth this weekend.

The Hippodrome (Fishermen’s Mission) is hosting the event on Saturday, May 31, as the Berwickshire group play host to the other Yes groups across the region.

“Similar Big Days in Hawick and Galashiels have seen anything from 40 to 60 volunteers get involved, we hope to beat this in Eyemouth,” said Alex Wilson of the Yes Berwickshire group.

“We are also planning to canvass households, distribute newspapers and advertise our independence debate in Eyemouth on Thursday, June 5.”

The debate is the first of two they are organising in Berwickshire and they describe it as a “real opportunity for the people of Eyemouth to learn more about why Scotland should be an independent country and to raise and discuss issues which concern them”.

Earlier this year Scottish Minister Richard Lochhead visited the same venue in Eyemouth to put forward the case for independence. The overwhelming issue concerning locals who attended was the future of the fishing industry.

Borders MP Michael Moore visited the town this month, debating independence with an audience of nearly 80 at the Parish Church Hall.

It is part of his Road to Referendum campaign. which sees Mr Moore holding a series of open public meetings across the Borders to provide his constituents with an opportunity to get their questions on Scottish independence answered.

Michael Moore MP said: “We have about four months to decide whether we stay in the United Kingdom family or go it alone.”

Yes Berwickshire continue their campaign with a hustings debate in Duns on Friday, 20th June 20, at Volunteer Hall, 7pm for 7.30pm, when “Should Scotland be an Independent Country” will be debated.

Borders MP Michael Moore and South of Scotland MSP Jim Hume will put forward the Better Together case.

Speaking in favour of Scottish independence will be Robin McAlpine from the Jimmy Reid Foundation/Common Weal and a guest speaker from Newsnet Scotland.

“This is an opportunity for local people to hear and discuss the question of Scottish Independence with four great guests,” added Alex Wilson. “The audience will be invited to take part in a mini vote at the beginning and end of the debate for a bit of fun.”