The creation of a better, fairer, more equal Scotland requires the collective input of all voices in Scotland. We’re here to act as a platform for your voice. More information of how to get involved, meetings and events is below.
Gerry Hassan...In Conversation
Join us in conversation with Gerry Hassan.
Dr. Gerry Hassan is a writer, commentator and thinker about Scotland, the UK, politics and ideas. He is currently Senior Research Fellow in contemporary Scottish history at Dundee University. Previously he has been Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Policy Research Scotland was Research Fellow in cultural policy at the University of the West of Scotland where he completed and was awarded his PhD. Gerry has written and edited numerous books on Scotland and the wider world: from the setting up of the Parliament, to its record, policy, in-depth studies of the Labour Party and SNP, and looking at how we imagine the future.
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Sir Geoff Palmer...In Conversation
We are honoured to be joined by academic and human rights activist, Sir Geoff Palmer.
Alongside his academic work, Palmer is also a prominent human rights activist and is involved in a considerable amount of charity work in the community. He wrote a series of articles for the Times Educational Supplement from 1969 to 1971 on way to improve the education of children from ethnic minorities. His book on race relations entitled Mr. White and the Ravens, was first published in 2001, and he contributed an article to The Scotsman newspaper entitled “Stephen Lawrence analysis: Society is more mixed but racism has not gone away – we still have a long way to go” (5 January 2012). Palmer has also authored a book on the history of slavery, The Enlightenment Abolished: Citizens of Britishness (2007), and has spoken out extensively against the slave trade.
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Autumn Events Programme
We have so much coming up for you over the Autumn, not even sure where to begin!
We’re putting on these events to entertain whilst confronting and discussing the big issues in Scotland right now as we head towards a referendum on Scotland’s future.
Have a look at the programme and sign up for anything and everything. All events are online and free for you to join, though it would be great if you could support our work with a monthly donation.
To get tickets and register for events click on the following links:
Any questions then please feel free to get in touch either on social media or email us at email@example.com
We’re really delighted to be joined by writer and activist Sara Sheridan this Thursday at 6pm on Zoom.
We’ll be chatting about her career, activism and independence.
Fascinated by history, Sara Sheridan is an Edinburgh-based writer of over 20 books including cosy crime noir mysteries set in 1950s Britain and historical novels based on the real-life stories of late Georgian and early Victorian explorers. She has also written for children – her picture books I’m Me and Monsters Unite have appeared on CBeebies three times. She occasionally takes on commercial non-fiction project including, in 2017, writing the companion guide to the ITV series, Victoria and in 2019 writing the companion guide to Andrew Davies’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s final, unfinished novel, Sanditon.
With the announcement of the end of furlough and the new job support scheme, we’ll Get Together this Thursday to discuss the impact this will have on you.
Join us for a Get Together to discuss fuel poverty in Scotland.
What can we do to eradicate fuel poverty in an independent Scotland?
With Brexit, the Internal Market Bill and devolution dominating the headlines now seems like a great time to talk about Scotland and the EU.
Let’s Get Together this Thursday at 6pm where you’ll have the chance to ask questions and discuss the big issues affecting Scotland today.
This week we’re joined by Maggie Chapman and Marty Smith.
We’re delighted to have actor David Hayman and writer Chris Dolan join us for an evening of conversation and performance.
Hayman is living icon in Scottish drama, having starred alongside the likes of Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman in Hollywood blockbusters as well as being critically acclaimed for his theatre work in Scotland and around the world.
Chris Dolan is an award winning writer known for his novels, plays, radio dramas and extensive work in television.
For this special event Hayman and Dolan come together to chat about independence and perform work exclusively for this very special event. This will be an entertaining evening and, as always, you’ll have the chance to put your questions to our guests.
As with most events in these strange times, we’ll be hosting this online. It is free but ticketed.
We love these Get Together events. They bring people together from all across Scotland at a time when, for a lot us, we’ve never felt so isolated.
At this Get Together we want to speak to those of you who are relatively new to the idea of independence and want to ask questions, find our more info and hear what others think about the things that matter to you. We’re really lucky to be joined by Craig Dalzell from Common Weal who will be there to chat through the issues that matter to you.
This is an open forum event in a safe space without judgement or shouty politics…basically an event for you, by you. Hope to see you there.
Thursday 03 September at 6pm
This week we’re joined by Iain Black (SIC, Voices) to discuss ‘Campaigning: Narrative or Facts? A story of inclusion, seduction and identification’.
It should be a really interesting discussion, hope you can get involved.
Thursday 20 August at 6pm
Join us for our regular Get Together event where it’s your opportunity to set the agenda and talk about what matters to you.
These informal discussion bring together people from all over Scotland and help to build consensus around the independent Scotland we want to create.
Thursday 13 August at 6pm
Elaine C Smith…In Conversation
Elaine C Smith is one of Scotland’s best known actresses and comedy entertainers and has been a long-time activist and campaigner for independence. She has starred in numerous roles in popular television comedy series such as City Lights and Naked Video but is perhaps best known for her roles as Mary Nesbitt in the BBC sitcom Rab C. Nesbitt and Christine O’Neal in Two Doors Down.
Join Elaine in conversation about her career, life, Scotland and independence. Like all Voices for Scotland events you can be part of the conversation, getting involved in the chat and putting your questions to Elaine.
6pm, Thursday 6 August
Can We Afford the Union?
Each week we host a Get Together to talk about what matters to you in Scotland.
If Scotland wants to build a better future, a future that actually works for the people of Scotland, then we need two things: people to be engaged and the ability to make the decisions that determine our own future. Without control of our economy, how can we build a better Scotland?
Join us on zoom this Thursday 30 July at 6pm to chat about Scotland, jobs, the economy and planning for the future in a Scotland that can’t borrow money whilst still in the Union.
Where Are We Now?
Join us for a Get Together on Thursday 23 July at 6pm to discuss where we are with independence and where we’re going in the post-Covid era.
This is an open discussion for those who want to chat about their experiences, thoughts, views and opinions in a safe-space free from judgement and shouty politics.
Any questions or thoughts then please feel free to get in touch through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.