Common Weal Leith thoughts

The referendum empowered Scotland’s civic debate in a way that has never been seen. Even if you were one of the few who didn’t turn out,¬†it was remarkably difficult¬†to not be at least partially engaged by it.

A draft letter to Leithers

People of Leith: be proud. You registered to vote in droves, you engaged, debated, argued the future, faced down scaremongering, fear and already-unravelling lies to return a Yes result across Leith and Leith Walk polling districts. It wasn’t enough. The people of Scotland said No: 55% to 45%. So, let’s take a look at what’s coming.