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Changing Minds

Sovereignty, sharing it, and the effects of Brexit, from an Irish point of view A few months back, Grassroots Oban organised a meeting with Dr Paul Gillespie of University College Dublin. Dr Gillespie is a former foreign affairs editor for the Irish Times. His is an academic and analyst working in the field of Irish, […]

Pensions in an Independent Scotland is an important topic. And it’s important that we think through the implications for our pensions well before Scottish Independence Day. If we don’t, there may not be an independence day. Because Scots of pension age are still be convinced about the benefits of leaving the UK. So Yes Kirkintilloch, […]

Stephen Gethins, formerly SNP MP for Northeast Fife, has been talking to a wide range of people, both for and against Scottish independence, about Scotland’s place in the world. The outcome of those conversations is his book “Nation to Nation” available now from Luath Press. More recently Stephen has been talking to Yes Groups all […]

Our new series Changing Minds focussed on music last week. The programme was called The Power of Music looking at music as an influence for social and political change. There is history for this. The Estonian independence movement was called The Singing Revolution. Catalans have strong musical connections in their independence movement. And here in […]

The first in our new series Changing Minds went out today and featured former BBC journalist, Ken MacDonald, speaking to Yes Skye & Lochalsh. And I’ll just take the opportunity here to say sorry to the Lochalsh folk for leaving them off the live programme details. It won’t happen again. Ken talks for about 30 […]