Yesfest to focus on Scottish independence

Cross party group Yes Dundee has revealed it will be holding a three-day festival to campaign for Scottish independence.

Yesfest launched to promote Scottish independence (Flickr/James Stringer)
Yesfest launched to promote Scottish independence (Flickr/James Stringer)

Yesfest will take place from 27 February until 1 March and will consist of a series of pro-independence events. It is being organised by a number of parties including Yes Dundee, Radical Independence Dundee, Labour for Independence, Dundee Youth and Students for Independence and National Collective Dundee.

The Yes Dundee website includes the events programme, which says the festival will kick off with a talk delivered by actor activist and David Hayman at the University of Dundee.

Labour for Independence will be hosting a session with Scottish Labour party representatives at the Mark Henderson Centre on 28 February to discuss why a yes vote is the best thing for the nation.

National Collective Dundee, a creative campaign to promote an independent Scotland, will also launch on 1 March as part of Yesfest. It will include a series of live music performances on Ward Road in Dundee. Acts include The Strangers Almanac, The Overview Effect, Sonny Carntyne, Commodore & The Feathers and Michael Yellowlees.

A Yes Dundee café is also being set up at the Roseangle Gallery, which will allow guests to pose their questions to Pauline Hinchion of the Green Party and Bill Campbell from the Scottish National Party.

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