The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP is combining his two passions of politics and music by organising a series of ‘Independence in the Square’ events for town centres around his Perth & North Perthshire constituency over the next couple of weeks.

The events will see a variety of singers and musicians entertaining the public as Yes activists make themselves available to members of the public to answer questions about Independence.

Speaking ahead of the launch event in Blairgowrie today [Wednesday] Mr Wishart said:

“Independence in the Square promises to be a busy but exciting couple of weeks bringing music and politics to the town centres of Perth & North Perthshire, showing that the YES campaign is really hitting the right notes with the people of Perthshire.

“I know that a lot of people are still making up their mind about the Independence Referendum and have questions about the benefits that Independence could pbring them and generations to come.

“We will be looking to provide that information – and a bit more!  A series of musicians and singers will be providing the entertainment to show that politics and the referendum campaign is not all about numbers and economics.

“We kick things off today with Alan Smart and Linda Dewar in Blairgowrie at 1.00pm and it will be on to Coupar Angus and Alyth after that.

“Over the course of the next couple of weeks we will be travelling the length and breadth of the constituency from Invergowrie, to Kinloch Rannoch and Blair Atholl to Bankfoot, finishing up in the City Centre where yours truly will be one of the performers.

“I am really grateful to all of those who will be lending their talents to the campaign and I can promise my constituents some good music and sound arguments as Independence in the Square takes to the road.”


1pm in the Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie

3pm The Square, Coupar Angus

5pm The Square, Alyth

Friday 8th August
1pm The Square, Invergowrie

3pm The Square, Longforgan

5pm The Square, Errol