ISLANDS MSP AND MP HAIL SUCCESS OF DENNIS CANAVAN INDEPENDENCE RALLIES
The MSP and MP in the Western Isles have hailed a “sensational” contribution to the independence referendum campaign in the islands made by former Labour MP Dennis Canavan, following well attended public meetings in Stornoway and Benbecula yesterday and today.
Angus MacNeil MP commented:
“As I expected, Dennis Canavan was electrifying and talked passionately about about his vision for an independent Scotland.
“It was heartening to see yet again that Yes Scotland has support from all walks of life and across the political spectrum. Thank also to Stan Blackley, Depute Director of Communities for Yes Scotland who attended the meetings and provided valuable information.
“This is an exciting time for Scotland, and these meetings were a good start as we go forward on our journey to independence.
Alasdair Allan MSP commented:
“Dennis Canavan is a great speaker, but just as importantly, he is living proof that you don’t need to be in the SNP to support a Yes vote in next year’s referendum. The great turnout at the two meetings and the increasing interest among people in the islands in the yes campaign show that more and more people are realising that 2014 is Scotland’s big chance. It’s our opportuity to start making the decisions we need to as a country for ourselves. The meetings were a real success and bode well for an active YES campaign in the islands.”