FOLLOWING the First Minister’s announcement pledging to carry indyref2 in October 2023, Dumfries and Galloway Indy Hub has launched a crowdfunder to assist hold their van “on the highway” and to proceed to distribute sincere details about Scotland’s pure wealth.
The Indy Hub van has been supported financially since 2019 by members of native Sure teams, by “It’s time Scotland”, and by the Scottish Independence Basis.
Ian Waugh, the Indy Hub van’s lead driver, mentioned: “Previous to Covid-19 curbing campaigning, we supported Sure teams throughout Dumfries and Galloway, together with at stalls on the Wigtown Ebook Competition along with Machars for Sure, and Sure Wigtownshire; with Sure Moffat within the Excessive Avenue and with Sure Annandale in Lockerbie – in addition to delivering marketing campaign supplies and banners to teams and people from Langholm to Stranraer”.
Waugh can also be a member of Dumfries and Galloway Pensioners for Independence, and has joined them at their stall on the Saturday markets in Dumfries city centre and at pop-up exhibitions in Gretna, Langholm and Thornhill, in addition to leisure/data occasions at area people teams.
“It’s now time to get ourselves again out assembly individuals so we are able to let people ask questions, and provides them entry to sincere details about Scotland’s pure wealth,” mentioned Waugh.
“Solely with entry to such data will people have the ability to make an knowledgeable alternative. As issues stand, a lot of the mainstream media appears filled with the ‘doom and gloom’ that means that Scotland, uniquely – and regardless of it’s nice wealth of pure sources and educated workforce – is in some way deemed unable to perform as an unbiased state in our personal proper.”
Alice Howdle, an English Scot dwelling in Kirkmahoe, voted No in 2014 – and is no longer solely a Sure voter, however is lively with Dumfries and Galloway Pensioners for Independence.
When requested why the change, Howdle mentioned: “I used to be 40% Sure, 60% No previous to the 2014 vote. Had there been a center manner, I’d have voted for that however, ultimately, I voted No.
“Then got here all of the damaged ‘Higher Collectively’ guarantees [which] made me realise that independence is the one manner for Scotland to thrive. As a part of the UK, our voices will by no means be heard and our aspirations won’t ever be achieved.”
When requested why, if people like Alice have modified from No to Sure, the polls appear caught across the 50% mark, Waugh replied: “The one people I do know who’ve gone from Sure to No have executed so as a result of they see re-joining the EU as ‘not likely independence’.
“Properly, I’ve to say that our relationship with Westminster is proving, on an virtually every day foundation, to be one the place we’re on the receiving finish of dictatorial selections and ruinous coverage selections wherein we have now no say in any respect.
“As an EU member, if and when that transpires, we’d have way more say and, in contrast to in Westminster, our opinion could be revered and accepted as a valued contribution to any debate”
The crowdfunder gives a reward for these donating £20 or extra and will be discovered at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/dumfriesgalloway-indy-hub—the-final-countdown