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Annual National Conference 2020 Online Elections at Conference The following candidates were elected at Annual National Conference. National Office BearersPresident – Michael RussellNational Treasurer – Douglas ChapmanNational Secretary – Stewart StevensonOrganisation Convener – Stacy BradleyLocal Government Convener – Lynne AndersonPolicy Development Convener – Chris HanlonMember Support Convener – Douglas DanielWomen’s Convener – Caroline McAllisterEqualities ConvenerContinue reading “THOSE CRUCIAL ELECTION RESULTS”


Originally published in the National. Joanna Cherry calls for Alex Salmond’s ‘place in SNP history to be reinstated’ By Andrew Learmonth  @andrewlearmonthJournalist PREMIUM Joanna Cherry has called for Alex Salmond to be welcomed back into the SNP  JOANNA Cherry has called for Alex Salmond to be welcomed back into the SNP.  In an interview with The Times on the dayContinue reading “ARTICLE OF THE WEEK”


WHY WE ARGUE It is because we care. It is because we desperately want to see Independence for our country. Not for ourselves, although it would be very welcome, but for the huge numbers of our fellow citizens whose lives would be enhanced if Scotland could have a Parliament in full possession of our assetsContinue reading “WHY WE ARGUE.”


THE LATEST “CHANGE” When it comes to problem solving, the SNP have abandoned all pretence it is a democratic process. As the nominations for office and the NEC closed, giving the leadership advance notice of who the main challengers would be (based on the number of nominations for each candidate)the rule book was being extendedContinue reading “CONFERENCE LOOMS”


UK Government ‘too busy’ for Scotland: Kate Forbes on struggles with Westminster Exclusive by Kirsteen Paterson Originally published in the National. EXCLUSIVE Kate Forbes is the MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch Photograph: Ruaraidh White. “IT’S not about me being disrespected, it’s about Scottish businesses not getting the cover that they deserve.” Kate Forbes is talkingContinue reading “DEVOLUTION IS NOT WORKING.”


This is a new book dealing with an exciting new alternative method of funding Government at all levels in Scotland. It offers the very real prospect of removing many of the damaging and destructive taxes and replacing them with a fairer system. Another advantage is it could be partially introduced now using the existing powersContinue reading “BOOK RECOMMENDATION”


Borders can help an independent Scotland to prosper A paper written by the Scottish Independence Convention. It is published at their request as they are anxious to spread this information widely within the Yes Movement in Scotland. Originally published in the National. By Bill Austin and Iain Black The opportunity lies in what Scotland couldContinue reading “WHAT TYPE OF BORDER?”


CONTROL AND THE CONSTITUTION    A guest post from Dot Jessiman. Thoughts on a  Year on the NEC I came to the NEC with high hopes .   I believed the initiative of introducing regional representatives to the NEC as a direct link between leadership and grassroots would input doorstep experience  directly into campaign strategy, producing different emphases in organising for rural and urban areas, supplyContinue reading “THE INSIDE STORY”


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