yesscotland:

Message from Women for Independence:

Women for Independence is disappointed at the result but we accept the decision of a majority of the Scottish electorate. However, we are more disappointed at how Westminster politicians have intervened by setting up a commission of men in suits to determine the way forward on more powers for Scotland.

Over the referendum campaign, Women for Independence grew from a handful of politically motivated women from a range of parties and none to become a mass movement comprising thousands of women and at least 50 local groups. Many of these women have never been involved in politics before. Our hearts sang knowing that our women spent Referendum day encouraging women to turn out and vote - some of whom were voting for the first time in their lives.

We challenge Lord Smith and his commission to be 50-50 in make up and to involve women from ordinary backgrounds and communities, not just those from the political class, around the table, determining on which powers and how they should be transferred to Scotland.

Women for Independence has been overwhelmed by the support received from women all over Scotland since the outcome of the referendum. Women wanting to get involved, women wanting to join us, women wanting to know more about how they can campaign for more autonomy for their country and their communities.

We do not intend to fade away. Scotland needs a strong, vibrant, diverse network for women who believe in independence - for Scotland and for women. Our post-referendum meeting on 4 October to celebrate our achievements in this campaign and to consider the road ahead is now sold out. We are looking at how to accommodate the demand and may have to hold further such events.

We are proud to have contributed all that we did to the wider Yes movement and the campaign for a Yes vote in the referendum. We hope to continue to work with like-minded groups and individuals - we are here for the long haul. And we are determined to deliver more women’s votes for independence and independence for Scotland’s women. In the meantime, we will apply our resources and talents to securing the best possible deal from Westminster so that the powers transferred consider and meet the needs and interests of Scotland’s women. http://ift.tt/1qZ6HSG

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wearethe45percent:

A picture speaks a thousand words.

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leechae-riin:

laughs fucking loudly tbh.

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gillhatcher:

My post-referendum comic. This was going to be part of a slightly longer story, but in the end I only really needed these 3 panels to express how I feel at the moment. 

I took my Yes signs down quite early, in a moment of despair, and I instantly regretted it. However I don’t think I could ever bring myself to throw them away, they’ll be going in my safekeeping box. It’s the box I use to store old photographs, hand-made birthday cards from friends, that kind of thing. Things that mean a lot to me. They’re also things I know I’ll want to revisit in the future. This isn’t the end of the line for Scottish independence. 

If you want to see my (far more optimistic) pre-referendum comic, go here.

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singloom:

Greyfriars Bobby the day of the Scottish Referendum vote. I know it’s a little late and that many people will be disappointed about the outcome, but no matter what, my fellow Scots, keep your chin up everyone and stay classy. You’re all awesome.

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paxxil said: If Westminster did not produce a white paper as required would that invalidate the election and give way to another referendum sooner and giving yes a better chance? I say better chance as it looks like a lot of No's might shift vote if we do not get the 'extra powers'.

ayeforscotland:

They broke the rules several times during the campaign. No voters who regret it should join Yes parties and smack Labour down.

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oh-glasgow:

fallintotheparty:

There is another side to Glasgow today.

After the rioting by a minority group of unionists in Glasgow’s George Square last night, which shamed and embarrassed our wonderful country, a new scene showed its face today.

Several groups of people have now left over 100 bags with donations for Glasgow’s homeless food banks on George Square under peace flags. This is the Glasgow and Scotland that I know and love.

We will continue fighting for a better country. To bring an end to austerity, to food banks, to immoral, illegal nuclear weapons of mass destruction.

Now, this is the Glasgow I know and love!

YES!

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yesscotland:

Front page of the Sunday Herald. http://ift.tt/1tHJkgj

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itsamadloveaffair:

astro-junkie:

not gonna lie, pretty annoyed that tumblr doesnt seem to give a fuck about what’s happening in scotland

racial discrimination, literal fucking nazis running the streets, violence and riots. its real and its happening right now.

Why don’t use post it yourself? People overseas don’t get information about Scotland. In America, it’s all about Syria and ISIS. 

people are already posting about it? literally the only way to get information about this is on the internet because both the BBC and Sky, who dominate most of our mainstream media output, are biased and refuse to report on it, so our only other option is through facebook, twitter and tumblr, as hard as thats proving to be.

its not about a lack of people making posts about this, its the lack of a buzz or an interest because maybe people think that its just going to die down and go back to normal after a little while, but people have been hurt, physically and emotionally, facists are rubbing their win in the faces of people who are already mourning their loss. its injust and it needs to be payed attention to.

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supercala-faggot said: I think what is infuriating me most about the riots that were taking place night is that people were worried about 16-17 year olds getting the vote, they were worried we would be too immature, irresponsible etc to decide the fate of our own country and then we see grown men and women acting like complete animals, abusing people, being racist etc, it's disgusting

ayeforscotland:

I know, I know. Funny how it was the 65+ that were the ones saying it.

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Anonymous said: What Cameron, Miliband et al. did was the fastest reversal I've ever seen from politicians. They normally wait a few weeks before reneging on promises. I guess they thought they had a mandate to stuff British nationalism down the Scots' throats, not bothering to look at the polling data for the referendum to see that the Union is only living on borrowed time.

ayeforscotland:

Union is dying and that 45% is nearly half a country sick of the Union. You’re right, the clock is ticking.

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glittermisandrist:

skelegrease:

A saltire was burned today. I’m still disgusted. People have been stabbed and beaten today. Nazi salutes were thrown infront of a war memorial today. Young people have had abuse hurled at them left and right. Do not ignore this. Do not ignore what’s happening in Glasgow tonight.

if you’re not gaelic or not residing in scotland it is your duty to make this blow up.

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abadeers:

just heard that there are thousands of BNP (a fascist political party) supporters going into glasgow tomorrow to burn the city to the ground, not 100% sure if it’s true but please be careful if you live in glasgow and hide any saltires/yes campaign memorabilia that you have on display. stay safe!

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kiradax:

Scotland has been building up to voting on whether they should become Independent from the United Kingdom since 2012, the Idea’s been in the works since the ’50s. Yes voters want to be independent, No voters want to stay in the UK.

The parties backing Yes are the snp, the…

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Anonymous said: I've seen so many 'wish I voted yes' tweets because of last night.

ayeforscotland:

Too little, too late this time I’m afraid. Next time they can redeem themselves.

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