Grassroots group looks to gather support during family-friendly rally
A PRO-INDEPENDENCE campaign group will hold a march and rally in Dunfermline this weekend.
Forward As One has (FAO) arranged a walk beginning at 12pm, Saturday 26 August, from Viewfield Terrace to Pittencrief Park, where the rally will be held.
TV presenter Emy Ewing and social commentator Gordon Ross have been confirmed as guest speakers alongside musician Kevin Gore.
“The rallies in Glasgow and Edinburgh are excellent but we felt that we needed to begin bringing the positive message of the potential from self-governance to smaller communities.” FAO
Chairman of the FAO association, Martin Keatings said: “I am extremely proud of what the association have achieved with the budget we have and I am extremely appreciative of the support of the Yes Community in helping source certain aspects of the resources we need for the day.
“We are going all out to make this a day for the books.”
The march will pass by Dunfermline Abbey, the last resting place of Robert The Bruce, before converging where musicians and entertainers will play for the crowd.
An after-party will be held at the Brasshouse in Dunfermline at 7pm.
“The rallies in Glasgow and Edinburgh are excellent but we felt that we needed to begin bringing the positive message of the potential from self-governance to smaller communities,” Keatings said.
“We are consistently told by the media that there is no appetite for a referendum but the truth is that things could not be further from the truth.
“People who voted No in 2014 are moving to the position of backing a second referendum in droves because of the less-than satisfactory political climate Scotland now finds itself in.
“The Yes movement is forward thinking, accepting and hail from a wide range of backgrounds and we are convinced that there will be something for everyone on the day.” FAO
Keatings added the event will be a celebration for the Yes campaign and encouraged people from the movement across Scotland to head along and join in: “People say that there is no need for such events.
“But in reality, they are a day for the public to see the positive message of the Yes campaign while allowing supporters to come together from across Scotland in common cause and celebrate the movement, exchanging stories, knowledge and ideas freely but more importantly keeping connected with the general public.
“The whole association is looking forward to the day and we extend an invitation to any person who is interested in attending.
“The Yes movement is forward thinking, accepting and hail from a wide range of backgrounds and we are convinced that there will be something for everyone on the day.”
Picture courtesy of Martainn MacDhomhnaill
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