Voices for Scotland has made the very difficult decision to pause our campaign during the Covid-19 crisis.
Due to the regulations and advice on social distancing to reduce the spread of Covid-19, the majority of our campaign activities cannot currently take place and our campaign organisers are limited in what they can do.
This does not mean that Voices for Scotland is stopping campaigning for Scottish Independence for good, but we are pausing our campaign activities while we as a society are navigating the pandemic.
As a society, we are asked to do our bit to flatten the curve. We recognise that right now other issues are taking priority in people’s life and there is little space for politics while so many are literally fighting to survive the virus and the economic strain it will have on people’s life.
We are a small non-profit organisation funded by individual donations, which means we work with limited funds and have a responsibility towards our donors.
Therefore, we have taken the decision to furlough our two members of staff and pause the campaign. This decision ensures that our limited funds will not end before this crisis does and we will be able to pick up our activities once we are back to what will be our new normal.
We truly believe that we can build a Scotland for Everyone one conversation at a time, providing a platform to the people of Scotland to create a new, better, inclusive and prosperous independent nation, but for now, these discussions and actions must go on hold.
On the other side of this crisis, more than ever, we will need to come together as a community and talk about the future direction of this country and Voices for Scotland has a leading role to play in bringing people together.
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Chair, on behalf of the board for Voices for Scotland