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Referendum Debate - Glenuig

Referendum Debate in Glenuig on August 25th at 7pm with representatives from the Yes and No sides.
When 2014-08-25
from 19:00 to 21:00
Where Glenuig Hall
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In the run up to the Referendum on Scottish Independence (to be held on
18th September), Glenuig Hall and the Sunart Centre in Strontian are
delighted to host debates between two well-known local advocates of
both the YES and NO campaigns. Former MSP Jim Mather and businessman
Angus MacDonald will be putting the cases for and against a yes vote
and responding to points and queries from the audience.

Jim Mather, whose parents came from Mull & Fort William, is a CA &
businessman who became a politician as a result of work he did in
making an Economic Case that persuaded many people that Scotland’s
relatively low growth, lower living standards and other issues were
largely due to a lack of economic power.

Jim sees the Referendum as being like an Employee Buy Out ballot, where
the people of Scotland have the chance to make Scotland, its
constituent parts and themselves all that they can be. As an MSP for
the Highlands & Islands, he focused on how meaningful local recovery
can be achieved and how independence can consolidate and augment the
fulfilment of that goal.

Angus MacDonald, from an old Lochaber family, is a businessman that
believes that the Union has served us well and that Scotland is a huge
beneficiary of being part of Great Britain. He says ‘while the
emotional attraction of Independence appeals, it is clear to me it
would be a foolish and expensive route for us to pursue’

MacDonald has always lived in the highlands and has built a number of
large international businesses. His passion is the people of the
highlands. He was awarded an OBE for founding the Caledonian Challenge
which has raised £15m for rural Scottish causes and set up the Moidart
Trust to encourage business growth on the west coast.


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