Radical Summer Training across Scotland


Edinburgh Radical Summer Training Saturday 22nd of June 1-5pm Augustine Church, George IV Bridge. Register here. Join the facebook event.

Glasgow Radical Summer Training Saturday 29th  of June 2.15-6.15pm, Quakers Friends Meeting House 38 Elmbank Crescent. Register here.

Aberdeen Radical Summer Training Sunday July 7th, 12-4pm, Aberdeen Foyer Marywell Centre, Marywell Street. Register here.


In Scotland around 4 million people are registered to vote. Many don’t. Scotland’s last parliamentary election saw just over half of these 4 million people vote: just over 2 million people. That means many people are not even able to participate.

It would not be unfair to characterise this as a “missing million,” but the bigger point is that democracy or the exercise of the right to vote is something that is done in greater numbers by more privileged parts of Scotland. In many ways this shapes – and distorts – political debate.

When it comes to the referendum campaign this has never been more true. Those who stand to gain most from independence are often missing from a self-serving mainstream discussion.

These are the people, the poor and disenfranchised, that the Radical Independence Campaign’s ‘Radical Summer: Another Scotland is Possible’ is going to reach, by:

  • Talking about the real issues
  • Voter Registration drive
  • Providing the information: 100,000 Radical Independence leaflets and 20,000 infographic pamphlets

We want to make this the best experience possible so advice, support and guidance on how to be an effective vote winner will be to hand, in this training meeting for activists, to ensure you have the skills and the tools you need to register thousands of Scots to vote, and to build a picture of what the real Scotland is saying on the doorsteps.

We will be specifically targeting communities where we know there are lots of people who are not registered to vote.

What will be covered?

  • Canvassing: What it is | What it is not?
  • Building the relationship.
  • 121 techniques – the trade union organiser model.
  • Using canvass data in your campaign.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *