Scottish Government Minister to take questions on iScotland at Cumbernauld Q&A

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 23:24 on 22 June 2014.
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17-05-2013 - By Scott Campbell (+44) 0774 296 870 - Dennis Canavan, Chair of Yes Scotland, Jamie Hepburn, SNP MSP for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, and Sarah-Jane Wells at Cumbernauld Village Hall Yes Scotland public meeting
Last 'Yes' meeting featured Dennis Canavan. Pic: Cumbernauld Media.

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IT HAS been announced that the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Training, Youth and Women’s Employment, Angela Constance MSP will be coming to Cumbernauld next Wednesday to answer any questions people have surrounding independence and the SNP blueprint on a separate Scotland – ‘Scotland’s Future’.

Angela Constance, SNP MSP for Almond Valley, and Europe’s only Cabinet Secretary for Training, Youth and Women’s Employment will be fielding questions from local residents at a special question and answer session next Wednesday (26 June).

Cumbernauld and Kilsyth’s constituency Member of the Scottish Parliament has urged locals to take up the chance to get their questions answered by the Cabinet Secretary.

Jamie Hepburn, the town’s Nationalist MSP has welcomed the announcement that Ms Constance will be visiting the town, and has urged interested local residents to reserve their free tickets online, ahead of the meeting on Wednesday evening.

The free event will primarily be a discussion on the Scottish Government’s blueprint for independence, known as ‘Scotland’s Future’ – the 620 page white paper produced by the Scottish Government, to set out how an independent Scotland, under the SNP, would look.

Welcoming the announcement of Ms Constance’s visit, the area’s SNP MSP said he was “delighted” to hear the news, adding: “This event will give people across the community the chance to hear more about the case for independence, as well as giving them the opportunity to ask questions about the issues that matter most to them.

“The referendum on 18th September this year is a choice between two futures. With a Yes vote, we will put Scotland’s future in Scotland’s hands.

“Decisions about Scotland are without doubt best taken by the people who care most about Scotland; that is the people who live here. With independence, we can build on our strong foundations to make Scotland the fairer, more successful country we know it can be. We’ve more than got what it takes to make this happen.”

In the run up to the referendum Cabinet Secretaries from the Scottish Government will be holding a series of public Q&A sessions across Scotland, as well as holding a number of Cabinet meetings outside of Edinburgh.

The event will be held on Wednesday 25th June 2014 at 7.30pm at Cumbernauld Village Community Hall on The Wynd in Cumbernauld Village, and anybody interested in going along can either telephone 0300 244 2114 or visit and follow the links to the ‘Eventbrite’ ticketing page.

“On 18th September this year, the people of Scotland are being invited to take part in a referendum on the question ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’,” a Scottish Government spokesperson explained. 

“The Scottish Government recently published Scotland’s Future, setting out its case for independence [and] Scottish Government Ministers are hosting discussions in communities across the country to talk about Scotland’s Future.”
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