‘Yes’ campaign comes to Bute

At the inaugural meeting of Yes Argyll on Bute, attendees discussed ways of bringing the 'Yes' campaign for Scottish independence to the island.
At the inaugural meeting of Yes Argyll on Bute, attendees discussed ways of bringing the 'Yes' campaign for Scottish independence to the island.

With only 14 months until Scotland decides on its independence, the campaign for a ‘yes’ vote has come to the shores of Bute.

Bob Allan - Oban resident and former Rothesay Academy pupil - is the co-ordinator for Argyll and Bute’s grassroots organisation ‘Yes Argyll’ and at a meeting of interested parties on Wednesday evening in the Moat Centre, he spoke in detail of what the campaign means to him.

“This referendum is not for the political parties but for the people of Scotland,” he said. “He who thinks he’s Scottish is Scottish.

“He who lives here, works here and brings a family up here - these are the Scots who deserve to have rule in this country by the people who live in this country.”

Yes Argyll started in Bob’s living room in May of last year and in his own words it has ‘grown beyond all expectations’. There are similar movements throughout the country, all organised and run by ordinary members of the community.