Denny Young Persons YES Event A Huge Success

Denny event

The first YES Scotland event held in Denny specifically aimed at young people was voted a huge success by an enthusiastic audience at the Denny Bowling Club in Strling Street

A panel chaired by 17 year old Callum Timms was joined by Falkirk author, Alan Bissett, local MSP,  Michael Matheson, Dr Kenny Deuchar, Young People’s Minister, Angela Constance MSP,  Green Party member, Zara Kitson and Falkirk Council’s youngest Councillor, Colin Chalmers for a lively question and answer session.

At the end of the evening the independence camp had gained supporters and volunteers to assist in the campaign ahead.

Organiser, Cllr Johnny McNally said,

“ The event was a massive success and credit to the young people who participated. Particular credit for the manner in which young Calum Timms who was a superb chairperson on the night.

Our speakers were all inspiring as we set the vision for a fairer more equal Scotland compared to what we suffer at present from London. Everyone I know who is a member of the SNP joined to produce a fairer more equal society.

I believe that young people will share that vision with the YES campaign being the natural home for young voters.”

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2 Responses to Denny Young Persons YES Event A Huge Success

  1. Joe Bruce says:

    In March 1979 I was a 16 year old pupil at Camelon High School; able to campaign in the corrupt referendum for the Scottish Assembly but too young to vote in the ballot. In 1982 I had to settle for being an election agent in the Mariner ward by-election as, at 20, I was too young to stand for election as a cooncillor.

    A lot of water has flowed through Lock 16 since I was eventually the youngest candidate until now when Colin Chalmers is the youngest elected member in Camelon. Most pleasing is the fact that 16 and 17 year olds will be given the opportunity my generation was denied in 1979 and they will be able to vote in next year’s referendum on Independence for Scotland.

    Well done to everyone who was involved in last night’s successful meeting and good luck in persuading the youth of Scotland to vote Yes!

  2. john says:

    Thanks Joe you are a star.
    Great points you make.

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