Greens’ Patrick Harvie and BBC’s Douglas Fraser among Changin’ Scotland 2015 line-up


Weekend in Ullapool on 27-29 March to discuss Scottish politics and ideas

THE Changin’ Scotland weekend of politics and ideas programme has been announced, including Patrick Harvie, Scottish Greens co-leader; Aditya Chakrabortty, senior economics commentator for the Guardian; and Ann Pettifor, economist at the New Economics Foundation.

The weekend event in Ullapool will take place from 27-29 March, and for the first time will be co-curated by National Collective, the cultural movement for independence.

The programme for the event includes a discussion on the Friday evening on ‘How to fix a broken economy’ with Chakrabortty, Pettifor and Douglas Fraser, BBC Scotland business and economy editor.

On Saturday, Gerry Hassan, Scottish politics author and commentator and co-curator of Changin’ Scotland, Patrick Harvie MSP and Ben Jackson, freelance journalist and editor of ‘Renewal’, will discuss ‘England, Britishness and a Broken Politics’.

Later in the day, the National Collective’s ‘soft relaunch’ will take place, and in the evening the singer-songrwiter Karine Polwart will be playing live music.

On Sunday, a discussion will take place on ‘Beyond the post-indyref echo chamber’ with journalist and author Peter Geoghegan, Joyce McMillan, cultural critic, Eleanor Yule, Scottish film director, and Patrick Harvie.

24 Changin’ Scotland weekend events have taken place since 2002.

Tickets for the weekend are PS60.

Picture courtesy of Phil Norton