Forthcoming discussion on the Union and independence


The election of a new Scottish Government will take place in May.  A number of individuals and organisations have been meeting to promote the case for independence over the last few months.

These include the Scottish Republican Socialist Movement, the John Maclean Society and members of the 1820 Society, in conjunction with the Communist Party of Scotland.

The case for independence is a critical aspect of the coming election and the opportunity may not arise again in the immediate future.  All interested organisations and individuals are invited to hear the background of the setting up of the Union and the case for independence.

The meeting will be at Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum 40 Albert Place, Stirling, on Saturday 26th March at 1.30 pm.

The Union 1707 – Consent or Forced Marriage?

The timetable and programme is as follows;
Registration /tea/coffee 1.30pm-2pm

Colin Westwood (with guitar) Scots Wha Hae

Maggie Chetty: Chair


  • Dr James Young – the Background to the Union
  • Michael Donnelly – the United Scotsmen
  • Donald Anderson – The Union 1707-Forced Marriage?
  • 3.15pm-3.45pm – Questions and discussion
  • 3.45pm Comfort break
  • 4.00 pm Eric Canning – A Charter for Independence
  • 4.15pm Questions and Discussion
  • 4.45pm Close of meeting
  • Colin Westwood – Should there for honest poverty?

A mini-bus is being organised from Glasgow, Gordon Street (outside Central Station) at 12 noon.  Anyone wishing a place on the bus should contact Jean Muir as quickly as possible as seats may be limited.  Tel. 0141 649 0168 for further details.