“Hopefully this meeting will provide a safe place for women to discuss their hopes and concerns for the future of Scotland and the opportunities that independence could bring for them and their families.”
The first of many independence conversations will be coming to Dumfries next week.
Putting forward the case for independence at the special event entitled Conversations about Women and Independence will be Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, Chairman of the Scottish Asian Women’s Association and Euro candidate for the SNP.
Ms Ahmed-Sheikh, a former Bollywood star and also a lawyer and a mother of four, will be supported by south of Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine, former editor of the Sunday Times, herself a mother of two.
The public meeting, which is open to men as well as women, will take place on Thursday 18th July in Nona Lou’s Tearoom in the old St Andrews Primary School on Brooke Street, with doors opening at 6.45pm.
Commenting, Ms McAlpine said:
“This meeting is the first of a number of such events we will be holding throughout Dumfriesshire.
“It is very important to ensure that there is a space for women’s voices and interests within the Yes campaign and the wider referendum debate.”
The event is free but spaces are limited so if you are interested in attending please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Coffee and cakes will be available to purchase on the evening.