Community action weekend: Be part of it
By Fiona MacGregor
Communities across Scotland are staging events this weekend in support of the Yes campaign for an independent Scotland. Volunteers will be out and about to provide information and encouraging people to sign up to the Yes declaration as part of our community action weekend and you can join in by going along to see them, or staging your own event.
Whether you're out shopping in Glasgow's bustling Buchanan Street, splashing around at a traditional boat festival in Banff, or taking in some culture in a country town art gallery in Dumfries and Galloway, there will be plenty of opportunities to find out more about the benefits of an independent Scotland. And it's all thanks to some of the 5,000 volunteers now helping to spread the Yes Scotland message that Scotland's future should be in Scotland's hands.
The launch of Yesscotland.net's Event section on our website this week has made it possible for supporters to connect with thousands of other people in their region who are interested in an independent Scotland. All you have to do to publicise your community action event is go to the events section of the site. There you'll also be able to download materials such as Yes placards and forms and request a community action pack with promotional materials including baloons and pens.
To find your nearest community action event or for support in staging your own one click here to go to the events section.
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by Angus Millar - The views in this article are those of the guest author and do not necessarily represent the views of Yes Scotland.
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