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About 40 people out of a population of 8000! Interesting....
@ Anonymous ... quote "About 40 people out of a population of 8000! Interesting...." So ... people who care passionately & have a right to their view (same as you) come out to have some fun of an evening & all you can come up with is a sarcastic remark! ... + ye canny coont either!!
Great to see Nairn's Bandstand and Nairn's people. The campaign has energised people of all ages from all backgrounds. It has been great for future participative democracy. Irrespective of the Referendum result, Nairn's future and Scotland's future is will be in safer hands than for a long, long time.
Anonymous (1) - your rather poor grasp of statistics lets you down badly.Whenever commenting on matters as important as this you should ensure that due diligence is employed in gathering the best possible quantative data.You blithely bandy about numbers such as '40 people out of 8000' without even bothering to look at easily obtained data from the Highland Council's own web site.If you had, you would have found that the Nairn Ward population is not 8000, it's 12046 :)
In response to the sarcastic comment...Considering that this event was very last minute, I'm overjoyed at the support from the people who turned up! When I planned it originally, I was only planning on having my family and friends, and possibly their friends too, to come along. I didn't want to advertise it publicly because I was nervous of gaining negative attention and I'm not good with crowds. However, it was mostly spread through word of mouth, and through social media, hence why some people didn't know it was on. Others couldn't make it because they were working, or canvassing :) There was certainly more than 40 people, please learn to count! Anyway, very proud of everyone who attended and so thankful. Well done Nairnites!
Only 40 - do you work for the BBC anon(8.40)?
Aye youre right, in the video I counted 97 including the videoer. I thought it unfair to include the ward population as 4000+ of them are not within walking distance and instead chose the population of greater Nairn. My apologies for the confusion. So in the spirit of fairness.... About 97 people out of a population of 8000! Interesting....
Interesting to hear a lot of folk saying today that they would have been there if they'd known about it. It was a flash mob, a snapshot in time of like minded people who could get to the event. Don't forget, be like them and vote YES on Thursday, 18th September. It's our time!
Or.. vote not to break up a family union that has lasted centuries. For me the vote should be about whether you consider yourself British, if you don't feel free to vote yes. If you consider yourselves a brother or sister sharing these isles vote no and work with your family to resolve issues. Either way it swings if there's no devolution of powers to local communities this political engagement will soon disappear as we return* to seeing mud fly from politicians from a distance. *Not that that's gone. At the moment whoever is in holyrood can try to take the claim for all good things and lay the blame of everything else at Westminster's door, mind you that's not too unlike local councils so perhaps we're doomed either way.
You can consider yourself a Nairnite or an Earthling it really doesn't matter. The 'union' was not a harmonious affair in the first few years and we saw rioting on the streets in protest. However, that is history and what I'm interested in is Scotland's future and only a Yes vote will bring about the changes we need to become a strong nation whereby we consign the likes of poverty, food banks and Trident to our past
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