Saturday, 30 August 2014

Blog by one of the organisers, Branwen Alaw Evans

Blog gan un o'r trefnwyr, Branwen Alaw Evans o Lanelli

Blog by one of the organisers, Branwen Alaw Evans, from Llanelli

The No camp say that an independent Scotland is too risky and its economy will be volatile. To me I can’t think of anything more risky than staying with the Tories and their excessive cuts. The risk of getting a UKIP/Tory coalition voting to quit the EU. The risk of even more cuts, with even Labour saying they will stick to the Tories’ austerity measures. I can’t see how the risk to a country as wealthy as Scotland would be greater if it was to run it’s own affairs.

They once called it ‘Great’ Britain… and now they tell us UK OK. Is it ok for the 1 in 5 children living in poverty in Scotland? Is it ok for the 100,000 disabled people in Scotland that will be losing their disability benefits? Is it ok for the 71,000 people dependent on foodbanks in the past year alone. Not to mention the bedroom tax.

This is the first time in centuries that the people of Scotland have the opportunity to create the kind of country they want, through a written constitution and through electing the politicians they vote for. A blank slate wiped clean to paint whatever future they want. In many areas the Scots have already chosen their future. The population has overwhelmingly rejected the Conservatives, poll tax, bedroom tax and nuclear submarines. With a Yes vote on the 18th they will be able to implement these decisions for good.

This won’t be a goodbye to Scotland, it will be a goodbye to colonialism and empire. This will be a massive ‘Hello’ to a new and more prosperous Scotland on the world stage. With whom they can build new trades and friendship with the rest of our isles based on equality and a shared past.

For me it’s about democracy and accountability. Here in Wales there is easy access to our politicians in Cardiff, you can attend public meetings / surgeries, email or send them a tweet. I want those politicians based in Cardiff to have the powers so that they are truly accountable to the people of Wales. There isn’t the same accountability in Westminster. It’s a huge establishment miles away with politicians who wouldn’t give any of us the time of day. So that’s what I want, power closer to the people where politicans are accountable and represent our views. That to me is democracy.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Andrew Redmond Barr, National Collective

We are extremely glad to announce that our latest confirmed speaker is Andrew Redmond Barr, the co-founder of National Collective’. The cultural movement for Scottish Independence. He will be travelling down from Scotland for the day.

Rydym yn falch o gyhoeddi y bydd Andrew Redmond Barr, un o sylfaenwyr ‘National Collective’ yn dweud gair tu allan i'r Senedd. Mae'n teithio i lawr o'r Alban yn arbennig ar gyfer y digwyddiad. Diolch yn fawr iddo.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Bws a Rhannu Ceir / Buses and Car Sharing

  • BWS ABERSYTWYTH > CAERFYRDDIN > CAERDYDD (neu ar hyd y ffordd) I gadw lle ar y bws cysylltwch gyda Bethan Williams -
    (or along the way) If you wish to book a seat, please contact Bethan Williams -
  • BWS WRECSAM > CAERDYDD (neu ar hyd y ffordd yng nghanolbarth Cymru - Trallwng, Drenewydd ayb) Os oes diddordeb cysylltwch gyda Pol Wong neu arwyddwch y llyfr yn y Saith Seren.
    BUS (or along the way in mid Wales - Welshpool,  Newton etc) If you wish to book a seat to the event, you can book at the Saith Seren and leave £10 deposit. Contact Pol Wong - for more details. The bus will be leaving from Saith Seren at 10am on the morning of the event.
Os ydych chi'n gallu helpu trefnu bws neu mini fws o'ch hardal rhowch wybod

If you can help to organise a bus or mini bus from your area, let us know

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Poster PDF - Argraffwch / Print

Pwywswch ar y llun isod i lawrlwytho ac argraffu poster PDF maint A4 neu cysylltwch gyda ni ar os hoffech chi gael tipyn i'w dosbarthu yn eich ardal

Please click on the following image to download and print the PDF poster, or email us at if you would like a batch to distribute in your area.

Cliciwch i lawrlwytho fersiwn PDF / Please click to download PDF poster

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Cllr. Ray Davies (Llafur / Labour)

Bydd Ray Davies, Cynghorydd Llafur, yn un o’r siaradwyr yn ein digwyddiad.

 Speaking in Cardiff on September 13th will be Cllr Ray Davies (Labour)

Friday, 22 August 2014

Leanne Wood (Arweinydd Plaid Cymru Leader)

Bydd Leanne Wood, Arweinydd Plaid Cymru, yn un o’r siaradwyr yn ein digwyddiad ‘Cymru'n Cefnogi IE’ yn y Senedd, Bae Caerdydd ar Fedi 13.

Leanne Wood, Plaid Cymru Leader, will be one of the speakers at the ‘Wales Supporting YES’ event at the Senedd in Cardiff at 2pm on September 13th.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Pippa Bartolotti (Arweinydd y Blaid Werdd / Wales Green Party Leader)

Bydd Pippa Bartolotti, Arweinydd Plaid Werdd Cymru, yn un o’r siaradwyr yn ein digwyddiad ‘Ewch Amdani Alba’ yn y Senedd, Bae Caerdydd ar Fedi 13.

Pippa Bartolotti, Wales Green Party Leader, will be one of the speakers at the ‘Wales Supporting YES’ event at the Senedd in Cardiff on September 13th.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

SNP Member, and Gaelic speaker Jamie Wallace, will be speaking at our event. Diolch Jamie.

Jamie Wallace is the co-founder of Comann nan Oileanach airson Neo-Eisimeileachd na h-Alba or CONEA for short. It's an association based on the Isle of Skye for all students wanting Scottish Independence and it was a pre-curser to Yes Alba who now act as an umbrella group for all the other Gaelic independence initiatives. He has spoken at several events including Yes Skye, Raasay and Lochalsch rally.

Creator of Yesmahagow which was inspired by a Sunday Herald article over a year ago and takes an often satirical take on Indy affairs whilst attempting to bring a local approach to the debate. The Sunday Herald today, of course, is the only newspaper to come out and publically support Scottish Independence. It was also created at a time when there was no official desire for a village level approach; today there are Yes campaigns from every village and town in Scotland.
Jamie has been spending most of his time coordinating Gaelic activities in his home area of Clydesdale after recently helping to establish a new organising committee and has been busy yessing – helping to man the Yes Information Hub, deliver leaflets and newspapers and help with the canvassing of voters.

Over the past couple of months, Jamie has become the Gaelic columnist for the SNP's Independence Magazine. He has been a member of the West Clydesdale branch of the SNP since 2006 and is now the branch conference delegate. He says:

“I joined because I want to see Scotland stand on her own two feet in this world, I want to see the back of Trident and WMDs from Scotland and I want to see an end to poverty on our doorsteps. I now also hope to influence the SNP membership that Gaelic on the whole is a great thing for Scotland. My ultimate goal is to mimic Wales and have ALBA across the rugby or / and football tops of our national teams, and to see more development with Shinty as a national sport.”

Outside his campaigning for Yes, Jamie likes to take an interest in Gaelic language activities including its planning and development. He is a final year honours student of Gàidhlig at the University of Glasgow and is looking forward to being able to work in an independent Scotland to develop and advance the cultural, heritage and language aims of the nation.


Tha e fìor a ràdh gu bheil taic mhòr bhon Chuimrigh do Neo-eisimeileachd na h-Alba, rud a tha glè shoilleir dhuinn ann an Alba. 'S urrainn do gach nàisean Ceilteach an Eileanan Bhreatainn co-obrachadh gus cùisean a stèidheachadh a dhèanamh cinnteach gum mair ar cànain tùsanach airson nan ginealaichean ri teachd. Tha mi a' dèanamh fiughair a bhith còmhla ribh ann an Caerdydd far am bi sinn ag iomairt gus bhòt nas motha fhaotainn do "Bu Chòir". Rud a ghabhas dèanamh agus a bhios luachmhòr dhuinn uile.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Wales Supporting YES - Cymru'n Cefnogi IE

Wales Supporting YES
Supporting Scottish Independence
2pm, Saturday September 13th
Senedd Building, Cardiff Bay

Less than a week before the historical vote in Scotland, come to the Welsh capital to wish the people of Scotland well in their quest for self-determination.

Cymru’n Cefnogi IE
Cefnogi Annibyniaeth i'r Alban

2pm, Dydd Sadwrn Medi 13eg
Y Senedd, Bae Caerdydd

Llai nag wythnos cyn y bleidlais hanesyddol yn yr Alban, dewch i brif ddinas Cymru i ddangos eich cefnogaeth i bobl yr Alban yn eu hymgais dros annibyniaeth.