White Rose Day






This White Flower

"The rose of all the world is not for me.

I want for my part

Only the little white rose of Scotland

That smells sharp and sweet - and breaks the heart".

Hugh McDiarmid

Poem courtesy of Carcanet Press https://www.carcanet.co.uk

In the referendum of 23 June 2016 every part of Scotland voted to remain part of the EU with 62% in favour. Despite this the people of Scotland are being dragged out of the EU on March 29th, a date that will last in infamy. On March 30th we are borrowing the symbolism of the Jacobites when they plucked the white rose of Scotland to wear on their bonnets. This is to mark the death of Scottish democracy and our determination to restore it.

This is not about Nationalism nor Brexit - it is about democracy.

On March 30th individuals will be wearing a white rose or another white flower and will be coming together in small groups to mark this day by laying a wreath or a posy with a simple message. We hope you can join us.

Scottish Natural Capital

From the Scottish Natural Capital Accounts report of the Office for National Statistics:

In 2015, the partial asset value of Scottish natural capital was estimated to be £273 billion, 34% of the UK asset valuation.

A quarter of the asset value was attributable to non-material benefits not directly captured in gross domestic product.


8% Of The UK Population But 28% Of The UK Wind Energy

You’ll see that Energy Voice has concentrated on the UK performance: ‘Onshore and offshore wind farms in the UK supplied 35.6% of electricity generation, more than gas (31.2%) and nuclear (21.3%) between Friday 8 and Thursday 14 March. On its own, offshore wind generated 21.4% of all electricity required last week.’https://www.energyvoice.com/otherenergy/194981/blustery-week-sees-uk-wind-energy-take-generation-top-spot/. A quick calculation reveals that Scotland produces 28.5% of all of the UK’s wind-powered electricity generation.

Scotland Must Have Its Own Currency On Day One Of Independence

"Any period using sterling would be deeply damaging to a newly independent Scotland, meaning it could not create its own economic, monetary and fiscal policies, in turn meaning that it might well have less real power than Holyrood now because the reality would be that all power would lie in London. What is more, under EU rules it has to have its own currency to apply for membership. So it would fail there too. If the SNP is serious about independence there is only one option available to it, and that is its own currency from day one. Otherwise it will be trapped in dependency forever, which is the exact opposite of what it says it wants."

Dumfries & Galloway Council Home Energy Scheme

For further information please contact Colin Holden.

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