Brechin SNP celebrate ‘Yes’ stall success

Members of the Brechin branch of the Scottish National Party (SNP) convened at the Caledonian Hotel earlier this week.

During the meeting, members discussed their involvement at the Angus Show on June 8, where they had a ‘Yes’ stall.

The stall, which is part of the grass roots ‘Yes’ movement, was a great success, inviting attendees to engage with the independence debate and find out more about the merits of voting Yes in 2014.

Many people also signed declarations of support at the event.

The branch is now looking ahead to September 21, when thousands of independence-minded people will take to the streets of Edinburgh in the ‘Rally for Scottish Independence’.

Commenting on the Angus Show, branch convener councillor Jim Houston said:“I was delighted with the success of the ‘Yes’ stall, particularly with the number of people who pro-actively approached us and were keen to learn more about independence.

“I was also extremely encouraged by the number of visitors who articulated their support for independence, and even documented it on our ‘Yes’ declarations.”

Mr Houston added: “Attentions are now turning to September’s Rally and we will be running a number of buses from Brechin to ensure that those who want to attend can.

“As such, I would encourage anyone with an interest in making the journey to Edinburgh to get in contact with me.”

Members also noted the sad passing of Mr John Denning.

Commenting on the passing of John Denning, branch member Stewart Mowatt said: “Whilst John and I were often on different sides of the political divide, you could not help but respect his integrity and desire to help the community.

“It was with great sadness that I learned of his passing and branch members offer our sincerest condolences to his family at this time”