Community action day success
By Fiona MacGregor
Photographs and success stories from Yes Scotland's first community action weekend have been arriving in the office all this week. Despite heavy rain in many parts of the country, Yes supporters were out and about on the streets of Scotland's towns and cities spreading the message that Scotland's future should be in Scotland's hands and collecting signatures for the Yes declaration.
Organisers of the dozens of events which took place last weekend have been writing blogs for the regional sites praising the efforts of volunteers and declaring the occassion to have been a huge success. Visit our regional pages to read some of the stories from community action events which took place in your area.
There will be more community events taking place this weekend. To find out what Yes community action events are happening near you in the coming weeks visit our events section.
In these early days of Yes Scotland, we are giving top priority to two things: engaging with the many thousands of people who have contacted us to get involved and offer support, and putting in place the structure and the resources the campaign will need to deliver the right result for Scotland.
The story of a cancer sufferer opting for life-prolonging treatment so that she can live long enough to vote Yes in next year’s referendum is told today in the Scottish Sun newspaper.
The second March and Rally for Scottish Independence tomorrow will see thousands of Yes supporters spread our positive message through the streets of Edinburgh.
Since the launch of the Yes Scotland campaign last year, I have travelled the length and breadth of the country, from Stornoway to Stranraer, from Dunoon to Dundee. During the course of my travels, I have spoken to thousands of people at a variety of venues, including town halls, schools, community centres and miners’ welfare clubs.