Photos via Flicker by Paul Oldham.
We are not long out of the meeting with the authorities Re #AUOBEdinburgh, where we sat round a table with Edinburgh council, Police Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland (HES).AUOB – Facebook
We are proud to announce that Police Scotland have made an executive decision in the interests of health & safety and public order to facilitate our stance that we are Rallying at Holyrood park and are implementing emergency powers to make this happen.
HES maintained their political stance that we were still refused permission but after a long meeting where we held to our principles we are delighted to announce Holyrood park is ours Tomorrow.
The Pride Ness parade takes place in Inverness on the 6th. This video is worth another share, MFR interview the man behind the petition to try and prevent the event from going ahead.
Many are speculating that the event this Saturday will attract the largest turn out yet in the series of marches across Scotland for Scottish Independence. The organisers however appear to be facing opposition from the public body HES.
Historic Environment Scotland have denied the use of Hollyrood park by All Under One Banner to hold their after march rally based on the claim that they have to remain politically neutral.
The news of this set back has sparked a number of pop up Facebook events that just so happen to be taking place at the venue around the same time such as…
- Jeely Piece Making Workshop
- Sovereign Scots Flag Display
- Highland Fling in the Park
- Let’s Claim Back Oor Lands
- The Great Scottish Thistle Hunt
- NATIONAL UNICORN DAY
- Croquet on the Lawn
- Rab C Appreciation Society BBQ
And many others.
AUOB are meeting with HES again in a last ditch effort to get permission to hold the organised rally in the interest of public safety. If AUOB prove to be unsuccessful in their negotiations at least there may be some Jeely Pieces or a spot of Croquet available on the day.
Green Hive in Queenspark
Not a lot tends to happen in QueensPark so our pop up stall made a welcome change from the norm…
Green Hive Swap Shop
Don’t shop, swap! Bring the things at the back of your wardrobe that you no longer want but are in a good condition, swap them for something new and update your wardrobe for free! This Friday 3rd August at the Old Links School, 7pm.
The AUOB Inverness march was well attended and everyone was in good spirits. Yes Nairn were in attendance carrying the banner for the local group. Photos can be viewed here on Flickr.
The Inverness Rally is going to be held on the 28th of July.
Over 1500 folk attended the event at Bannockburn…
The front page of the Nairnshire this week features the story on Fit housing coming to Nairn (you can view a larger PDF version of this here). This innovative project in partnership with NHS Highland, Carbon Dynamic and Albyn Housing could pioneer the future of health and social care across Scotland and has already won a top innovation award.
The Wee Ginger Dug and his human Paul Kavanagh (the National columnist & blogger) will be speaking at the Little Theatre in Nairn.
Doors open at 7pm
Tickets £6 (£3 unwaged/concessions) from Maggie’s Hippylicious Dreams, High Street, Nairn.
The Wee Ginger Dug has a regular column in the National newspaper and is often featured in many pro Indy magazines and websites. You can read a lot of his work on his blog https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com
More details on the the Wee Ginger Dug comes to Nairn can be found on the Facebook Event below…