Since February we have continued our activities at a local level with our fantastic volunteers. With volunteers focusing on their own local area, they themselves are taking ownership of any local activity we have, so rather than relying on our regional teams, which cover a whole authority area and is a lot to ask any volunteer to do.
With our new local approach proving to be more consistent in terms of the number of leaflets going out (around 20,000 – 30,000 a month at present, sometimes more).
More leaflets have been sent to local volunteers in Fort William, Dingwall, Arbroath, Largs, Gorbals, Govanhill and Baillieston (Glasgow), Inverness, Stirling, Linlithgow, Falkirk and Edinburgh.
We will also be holding our first street stall in Bathgate next month.
As usual our ever-active teams in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde are bucking the trend in terms of activity, ensuring they are the most regions yet again for Scotland in Union campaigning.
Next month we will be focusing on new areas in order to build up new local teams, the areas being targeted are Midlothian, East Lothian, Dumbarton, Clydebank, Bathgate as well as more in Glasgow (Scotland’s largest city).
Our coffee events are still proving popular too with the Glasgow ‘Coffee & Politics’ afternoon growing – with 10-15 people attending on average. This is good attendee numbers considering these coffee events are being held during the working week and also being early in the afternoon around 2/3pm. The times for these events are dependent on the organiser themselves and not dictated to by us.
We are always looking for more volunteers and for more people to help us organise events too – we can never have to many events on.
This summer is going to be a huge summer for Scotland in Union, and we want to expand our network and reach on the ground.
If you can help us be more active in YOUR local area, then please contact Andrew Skinner (our campaigns manager) now. firstname.lastname@example.org