Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Upgrade to today
for only an extra Cxx.xx

You get:

plus This issue of xxxxxxxxxxx.
plus Instant access to the latest issue of 350+ of our top selling titles.
plus Unlimited access to 30000+ back issues
plus No contract or commitment. If you decide that PocketmagsPlus is not for you, you can cancel your monthly subscription online at any time. Auto-renews at $14.99 per month, unless cancelled.
Upgrade for $1.48
Then just $14.99 / month. Cancel anytime.
Learn more
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
AU
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Australia version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Read anywhere Read anywhere
Ways to pay Pocketmags Payment Types
Trusted site
At Pocketmags you get
Secure Billing
Great Offers
Web & App Reader
Gifting Options
Loyalty Points

Road to the Gathering

Jason Baird of the National Yes Registry tells the story of their humble beginnings through to their major Gathering event in May

BACK IN December 2014, once I had found and made contact with as many surviving Yes groups as possible, I called my old Largs Yes Shop pal, Edward M. Smith and together we made the original half hour National Yes Registry concept film. Armed only with this (brilliant) film and lots of chutzpah, we successfully crowd funded and bought the “wee blue van” to enable me to travel to every group in Scotland that would have us. We showed the concept film to each group, and had open forum discussions to see if there was an appetite to come together in a network of like minded indy folk. There was!

Each group we visited selected two delegates to send down to our first national conference of local groups, which was held in Largs on the 5th of December 2015. Over 60 individuals attended from as far afield as Orkney, Annandale, Skye, East Fife and everywhere in between. We even had presentations from a couple of upstart media types called iScot and Independence Live, who came along as representatives of the movement’s new media! Wonder whatever happened to them?

We successfully crowd funded and bought the “wee blue van” to enable me to travel to every group in Scotland that would have us

That first conference of the local groups was absolutely central in developing collective thinking on how to advance together as autonomous local groups.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of iScot Magazine - May 2018
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Digital Issue
May 2018
$7.99
This issue and other back issues are not included in a new iScot Magazine subscription. Subscriptions include the latest regular issue and new issues released during your subscription.
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 3.25 per issue
SAVE
59%
Was $47.99
Now $38.99
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 5.99 per issue
SAVE
25%
$5.99

View Issues

About iScot Magazine

iScot Magazine May 2018 The one with the Thistle front cover 116 jam packed pages of the best craic in Scotland from the only truly independent pro Scottish magazine.