Info for Journalists

For media inquiries, please contact the RIC media team: ricsmedia@lists.riseup.net


RIC is a non-party-political organisation, which focuses on issues-based campaigning. It does not stand or endorse candidates, and it welcomes activists from all parties and none.

While RIC has been active since 2012, it officially constituted on 28 March 2015. It is structured non-hierarchically, with autonomous local groups throughout Scotland. Most activity centres around local groups – there is no national committee or council, though delegates from local groups meet regularly for discussion and coordination. Nationally, RIC is committed to remaining non-party-political.

RIC events in 2015 have included a spring conference in Dundee, a march in Glasgow in support of the Greek people, anti-austerity demonstrations in Inverness, Glasgow and Aberdeen, radical economics and sustainable energy workshops in Aberdeen, a radical history workshop in Edinburgh, and protests around Scotland against TTIP, amongst a multitude of other local activities, including vigils for Syrian refugees. Later in the autumn there will be a national day of action, with a full conference in early 2016. RIC will be supporting STUC’s anti-racism activities in November, along with May Day marches in the spring.

Post-referendum, RIC has remained vibrant, connecting activists in local areas and across Scotland, particularly to oppose austerity.