MSP to launch ‘yes’ campaign

SNP MSP for the South of Scotland Aileen McLeod will speak at a public meeting in Stranraer’s Ryan Centre this Saturday to mark the launch of the Yes campaign for Scottish independence in Wigtownshire.

Dr McLeod will be joined by Dennis Canavan, former Labour MP and Independent MSP, and Tam Dewar of Labour for Independence. The event will start at 3pm.

Dr McLeod said: “I am delighted to be speaking at Yes Wigtownshire’s launch event and to be sharing a platform with Dennis Canavan and Tam Dewar in a cross-party approach to Scotland’s referendum. This event is open to anyone interested in finding out more about the arguments in favour of independence, not only those who are already supporting the yes campaign.

“On September 18, 2014, everyone aged 16 and above living in Scotland will have the opportunity to participate in a referendum about the future of Scotland. Should we be an independent country responsible for running our own affairs and creating the type of society we want to live in, or should we remain a part of the UK with all that means for the erosion of our welfare system and continuing with economic policies that have systematically failed the people of Scotland?”

“I recognise that voters need as much information as possible on what independence would mean for them, and for their families. Saturday’s meeting is an opportunity to hear more of the arguments in favour of independence but also to ask your own questions too.”