Mobilising to win: RIC in your area

Radical Independence Campaign activists are mobilising all over Scotland. Find out what’s going on with your local group bellow. Now is the time to get active in your area. From canvassing to stalls and music events there is something you can get involved with every week.

Get in touch with your group, local RIC websites, twitter feeds and Facebook.

If there is not a branch in your area, we can help you set one up. Go here for more information on how you can shape the campaign and affiliate.

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East Kilbride

Monday the 10th of Feb 7pm – 9pm at the Calderwood Community Centre and then every second Monday after. Come along to plan stalls, canvassing and events. Upcoming events include: An Afternoon of Tax Justice: The Missing Billions. Sunday 9th of Feb in The Court Room at The Civic Centre. UK Uncut and War On Want speaker Murray Worthy plus a special showing of the short film The Missing Billions. The RIC EK Musical Tour is to continue with the next instalment at the beginning of March, with a Metal theme.

The 2ndRoot N Toot Festival is set to take place on the same weekend as last year, the 6th of September.

Dumfries and Galloway

Radical Independence Dumfries and Galloway’s first meeting of 2014 on 29th January in Castle Douglas resulted in a great turn out of 45 people and a lively and positive debate – this goes down as possibly the largest ever activist meeting in the area in many years.

RIC D&G are organising stalls in various towns in Dumfries and Galloway on the second Saturday of every month, starting with Stranraer on 8th February.  There will also be another organising meeting in Castle Douglas Community Centre on 27th February, which is open to all.

Angus and Mearns

Angus and Mearns are planning a variety of activities. Their next meeting is 4pm this Sunday, Feb 2nd at 7 Inglis Court, Edzell. Planned activities include outreach with a stall inMontrose , 15th of February, 12:45, High street. Followed by leafleting the Montrose Vs Queens Park match at links park


Dundee RIC have been canvassing regularly and after speaking to a third of Menzieshill – a large housing scheme in the West of the city, found a majority for Yes! The next Dundee RIC organising meeting is on Feb 13th, 7pm at Dundee Uni (Room TBC).

Upcoming activities include:

*Sat 1st Feb:   Yes Dundee street stall Murraygate from 11am-1pm. A big Radical Indy turnout is requested for this.
*Sun 2 Feb:    1 till 3pm   Canvassing/leafletting. Meet at  Fairfield Social Club car park, Drumgeith Park.
*Sat 8th Feb:   Yes Cafe, 11am-1pm, Fairfield Social Club, Drumgeith Park with Shona Robison MSP, Duncan McCabe of Radical Indy Dundee, former industrial chaplain, the Reverend Erik Cramb.


The Radical Independence Campaign in Inverclyde sprung into life last October when we held a very successful public meeting. Between then and the conference we leafleted alongside Yes and the SSP to generate as much independence activity as possible.

We plan to continue the stalls etc and start canvassing. On April 18th we plan to have a big Music and Comedy event in Gourock’s One Ashton Road. Here we’ll be able to engage a new crowd. We also plan to visit community centres across Inverclyde in a Roadshow format across late spring and summer whilst always making sure we have speakers at local debates. Get in touch to get involved!

Glasgow South

The Glasgow Southside group has really made an impact in the area with poster runs, several public meetings and events and now are planning further expansion. They are organising the RIC Southside Roadshow every 2nd and 4th Saturday monthly. The next fortnightly organising meeting to plan activity is Saturday 8th Feb (venue tbc) As well as this they organise ‘Sunday Sessions’ a drop in where people can come to discuss ideas, ask questions and find out more. The next session is 2nd February, 2pm, Glad Café. Other events on the horizon include a community event in early spring in Govanhill. Get in touch to find out how you can help, and bring in your own suggestions.


RIC Edinburgh got off the mark early in January with a meeting on the 6th on ‘Communities fighting back’.  Activities from local anti cuts groups talked about their experiences and successes.

On the 12th a January the group joined a demonstration at the Spanish Consulate in defence of Spanish Women’s right to choose. At our AGM mid month we elected a large number of office bearers for nearly every possible role including social media, press officer, Yes liaison. This should help us be effective in the coming months. The Edinburgh RIC Burns Supper was a real success. We now feel confident to hold more events of this sort.

This Saturday we are joining the Yes campaign in Pilton in North Edinburgh for a Super Saturday event. More than a hundred activists will canvass, leaflet and talk to people.

On Voter registration Day we will be registering voters in Pilton from 11am and from 6.00pm in the Southside, the Edinburgh area with lowest voter registration.  The big event in the upcoming weeks which we are participating in is the weekend of events to coincide with the Scottish Tory Party Conference. From the 14th to the 16th of March  we will not only have a march and rally but a conference/teach in at Edinburgh University and a music and comedy event on Saturday evening. We are also developing the Edinburgh Leith branch

Glasgow North and East

The group here are planning a canvassing and poster campaign to tie in with a major Question Time event in the area, as well as developing plans to organise a debate with Celtic fans in the area about independence. Alongside this they plan a series of campaign days. The next RIC organising and welcome meeting will take place on Tuesday 11th (venue tbc)

Glasgow West

The next organising meeting takes place on Tuesday 11th Feb in The Lebanese, Gibson Street. There is also a canvassing training session set up for Thursday 6th (venue tbc). The team here canvasses several times every single week. Join the door-knocking teams to get the vot out in the West!


Help make plans for stalls, leafleting and events. Next meet up on Sunday at 2pm in Wetherspoons in Peterhead, and then every second Sunday


Aberdeen have been focussing squarely on canvassing. Our plan is to canvass an area, then hold a public meeting in that area so that we have an event that we can invite people to when we speak to them on the doors. So far we have canvassed and held meeting in Fersands/Woodside and are now working in Hayton with our next meeting in the Tillydrone Community Centre on Wednesday the 5th of February.

We hold monthly public meetings in the city centre. These have been well attended and allow people who want to contribute in different ways to do so, and allow new, interested people to come along and get involved.

We’ll be participating in a debate at Robert Gordon’s University on Monday the 24th of February, and we held a fundraising pub quiz last autumn. We’ve also been working with other local groups including, Aberdeen against the Bedroom Tax, ATUC and Aberdeen CND, and we’ll be appearing alongside some of these groups in the Aberdeen Festival of Politics from 24th – 31st March. Contact RIC Aberdeen for info on their regular organising meetings


Next RIC organising meeting: Saturday 1st Feb, 1:30pm, Spectrum Centre. Discussions on taking the campaign to the streets and houses of the area and plans for a major public conference focussing on Highland specific issues.

Hamilton and Blantyre

This new branch is just getting started – so a great time to get involved in an exciting new project. Notice of a first organising meeting will be posted soon, but in the meantime e-mail: to sign up for e-mail updates and like their Facebook page too!

We also have groups organising their first meetings and re-starting activity for the exciting months ahead in Perth, Stirling and Paisley.

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