Posted by Peter Dempsie · December 19, 2012 12:07 PM
My name is Andrew Redmond Barr; I’m an English-born Scot who grew up in the Middle-East. I have seen different cultures, different ways of life, different politics. I’m also a writer and a co-founder of National Collective, the arts movement for Scottish independence.
For me, writing is all about being able to express yourself in your own words. It’s important for societies and cultures to be able to speak for themselves, and to reimagine themselves into something better. I think the world has so much to gain from a new Scotland with its own independent voice.
Hollywood actor Brian Cox recently stopped by the Yes Scotland office and told us why he believes independence is the right choice for Scotland, and why he supports a Yes vote in the 2014 independence referendum.
Posted by Alasdair Stephen · June 27, 2012 3:20 PM
"This is Scotland”, said Malcolm Fraser, the renowned architect showing a photograph of a snow-covered shepherd’s bothy set within a stunning autumnal Highland landscape. The audience at the event in the 2002 Biennale in Barcelona gasped.
It started as quiet rumblings and grew into exciting, creative and innovative talks. Now after a successful Yes campaign launch on the 25th of May, plans are afoot in the Scottish Borders to create a festival throughout these historic towns.
Perthshire born actor, Alan Cumming, has become one of Hollywood’s most respected stars. He was part of the Yes, Yes campaign for a Scottish Parliament in 1997. At yesterday's launch he spoke of Scotland's spirit and creative energy, and the opportunities of becoming independent.
Comedian and actress, Elaine C. Smith, has taken a break from her starring role in the Susan Boyle Musical (currently playing in Cardiff) to record a special message for the launch of the Yes Campaign.