09 October 2020Six year old Eloise creates stunning 2021 calendar fundraiser


It doesn’t matter what age you are, anyone can make a contribution to the cause of independence – but when you are only six the Yes DIY page thinks you deserve a special mention. So step forward Eloise from Skye.

Hugh Ferris resides on the Isle of Skye and is a proud member of the local Yes Skye and Lochalsh group. He wrote to tell us: “My six-year-old daughter Eloise has recently produced a Skye and Lochalsh Indy Calendar for 2021.

“She took all the pictures herself, except the front and back cover which she is in, and she edited the pictures using the free Lightroom app.

“Eloise is a keen amateur photographer and has taken thousands of photos. She helps out with the local Yes stall, leafleting and attends Yes events with her Dad.

“The theme of Eloise’s calendar is ‘Scotland is my country, it belongs to me and I’m going to look after it’. This refers to her response when challenged during Yes leafleting.

“The original idea was just to produce a calendar to send to family in France but things developed and we thought Yes Skye could raise some funds with an independence calendar.

“It was never really meant to make money but people really seem to like it. Eloise just wanted to make a calendar. The response so far has been positive with 88 calendars sold locally so far. The local Yes group have agreed to fund another print run.”

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08 October 2020EVENT: Kenny MacAskill MP Should wider independence movement lead next Yes campaign?

Join SNP MP Kenny MacAskill to debate the merits of the wider independence movement leading the next Yes campaign.

Kenny MacAskill recently argued for the wider independence movement to lead the next Yes campaign. "The Scottish Government cannot be the issue in a debate on the future governance of Scotland. Similarly, this is not about any political party, but about the Scottish people."

"Firstly, steps must be taken bring the numerous Yes groups and independence campaigners together. Steps should be taken to establish a steering group that can co-ordinate and plan. The groups are and will remain autonomous, but a central team is important. Moreover, the leadership of a mass movement should come from within, not be appointed from on high."

The discussion will focus on what practical steps should be taken to get the Yes movement campaign ready, and what support is needed. A constitutional convention, reaching out to the Scottish diaspora, and preparing a platform for the pooling and update of existing resources to ensure that limited funds are maximised, are just some of the ideas he proposes.

The meeting will be held on Zoom with joining details sent out two days before the event.

Hosted by Yes Skye & Lochalsh. This is a ticketed event, but entry is free. Priority will be given to those from groups within the Highlands and Islands network.

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