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The Wee Blue Book

Posted on August 11, 2014 by

The pocket guide to the independence referendum is here.





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Printed copies are widely available from Yes shops, street stalls and campaigners.






Campaigners: if you want to save time and produce your own copies in bulk, here’s the marked-up professional-print-ready version along with all the info you’ll need in order to just hand the PDF to a printing company and go.


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We recommend StuPrint (no relation) who’ll do 6000 copies for a bargain £1,590 all in, or Glasgow’s own excellent William Anderson & Sons, who are actually the people running off nearly quarter of a million for us.


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708 to “The Wee Blue Book”

  1. K1 says:

    I know LA, just bizarre, if you read the link I posted it’s dated today as in the 12th?

  2. horseboy says:


    This ‘’ car windows sticker on fb ‘TShirts for YES’.

    For example, 200 stickers works out at a unit cost of £1 per sticker, delivery within a week.

    YES must get the voters onto YES websites to know the facts. Every vote will count.

    BBC/STV/MSM Newspapers are complicit in lying, to deceive.

    It’s a sair fecht!

  3. IcySpark says:

    @Morag. Two weeks tops. Three weeks for Apple. I would leave out the Facebook integration for first release as they take about a week to review how Facebook is used in the App.

    Not too sure if plugging my apps is allowed here, but it’s all for the cause.

    You can download my latest App here to show that my credentials are good:

    Apple usually take about a week to review the app before it goes on the App Store hence the extra week delay, but Google Play is right away and Amazon is about two days.

    App would be available on iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, nearly all Android devices, Kindle Fire etc for free with no ads.

  4. Lesley-Anne says:

    I’ve just gone back onto the link K1 and it has totally changed and is now saying that he has died.

  5. IcySpark says:

    Might not be enough time left, as a crowd funder takes time?

  6. Ian Mackay says:

    Yes, I think a serialisation in the Sunday Herald is a great shout!

  7. K1 says:

    Yep I see that now LA, how very strange. Robin r.i.p.

  8. Lesley-Anne says:

    I know he did a lot of great movies. I loved his portrayal in Good Morning Vietnam but for me he will always be Mork from Mork and Mindy. I think that series made him into the world star he ultimately became. 😛

  9. K1 says:

    Yeah, loved Mork and Mindy too LA. Really quite sad to hear this.

  10. kendomacaroonbar says:

    @Icy spark

    Paypal payments are credited immediately, credit card payments are made 15 days at the end of the fundraiser.

    It’s up to you.

  11. Rock says:


    “while these guys are just basically bloggers with the added juice of corporate c0ck to nurish them.”

    So many rotten things in this ‘great’ union have been exposed, life will never be the same again from 19th September, whatever the result.

    If there is a Yes vote, we will become busy enthusiastically creating a fair and equal society. The rotten things will get a chance to quietly fade away.

    If there is a rigged No vote, these rotten things will be monitored even more rigorously than they have been now.

    The 307 years of blatant lying to the people of Scotland have come to an end, once and for all.

  12. TJenny says:

    Icy Spark – why don’t you email Stu via the contact page at the top of this page. He may well have included part of the crowdfunder for just this purpose, so maybe check with him that there’s not going to be any duplication?

    If he gives the OK, I’m happy to punt you a few squiddleys. 🙂

  13. John says:


  14. Rory says:

    brilliant, That is a strong effort by all involved.

  15. Michael McCabe says:

    Excellent work Stu.

  16. Malcontent says:

    Great work with all info source referenced. Well done. On my FB page already. What would happen if we all just email the link to everyone in our address book? We must get the truth out there.

  17. Patrician says:

    They say things come in threes and today would appear to back that up.

    1) At work this morning a previously undecided voter came upto me and said that I had won my bet and he was now voting yes. So what you might think, well my bet was that I wouldn’t convert him to voting yes, he would do convert himself over his holidays. To help him I gave him an Aye right business card and some links to No Scotland sites for balance. He spent the last two weeks reading online, he admitted he is a bit obsessed now, and decided on his own that the only sensibly thing to do was vote yes.

    2) My wife, spent some time with Blair Jenkins this morning putting him right about the Yes campaign. If you have met my wife you would know that his ears must still be burning.

    3) The Wee Blue Book is finally out, hurray. I have only had time to give the first couple of chapters a look, but I did spot a couple of issues: one spelling mistake; and in one sentence it looks like a word has been omitted.

  18. Ian Brotherhood says:

    For easiness, remember this:

    tell anyone/everyone to put


    in Google.

    Then they’ll get it.


  19. Marian says:

    Very readable with excellent points and references from beginning to end and should be printed and delivered to every house in Scotland by the YES campaign, so please advise how can this be arranged?

  20. Steve McKay says:

    Censorship on a truly shocking level from the Herald today.

    I posted;

    ‘All the facts people need are freely available. One good starting point is to type Wee Blue Book into google and you will find a well researched guide to some of the main topics with links to all the sources of information. A great way to dig down into the facts and figures and understand what’s what.’

    and within minutes my comment was removed. Apparently you are not allowed to mention sources of information that are well researched and give vital information for voters.

  21. Paula Rose says:

    @ IcySpark – I don’t think the time-scale is worth it, the book is out there now. We’d all do better engaging with folk than worrying about another version.

  22. barracouda says:

    Word of mouth, writing it on a piece of paper,showing it on your phone ect. let people know where to find TWBB and it will expand, emailed to all i know texted to all i know told everyone i talked to yesterday, get it out there.

  23. laukat says:

    @Robert Peffer

    Not sure if I follow your comment but the point I was trying to make was that we know privatisation in general leads to reduced state spending (why else would you do it?), my point on TTIP is that it opens the market for further privitisation on England and could open the Market to privitisation in Scotland

    This further enhances the snowball effect I cited earlier

  24. Morag says:

    Marian, it can’t be. Funding restrictions prevent it.

  25. Training Day says:

    Late to the party here, but congrats to all involved. Easily accesible and will be shared widely.

  26. gavin lessells says:

    Have asked Blair Jenkins if the Yes offices would distribute The Wee Blue Book if supplied with copies.

    I await his reply with interest.

    He can be e mailed info AT yesscotland DOT net

    Maybea few more e mails might convince him the we are serious

  27. FMQUnofficial says:

    Kindle link not working.

  28. Ryan says:

    I have emailed Blair Jenkins too to ask him about distribute the book:

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Ryan McAllister
    Date: 12 August 2014 12:17
    Subject: Wee Blue Book

    Hi Blair/Team,

    I was wondering, since the new WoS “Wee Blue Book” is such a useful tool to getting the truth out there and converting the undecided, would Yes Scotland be interested in using funds to distribute it, or advertising that it is available?

    We need to win this vote, and never before has there been such a useful resource to pool so many facts and figures about independence together in the one place, saving folk time and effort. (A reason why I think many people are a default NO, because they are too lazy to go out and find the information online, or they are blinded by all the scaremongering in the MSM).

    Many Thanks

    Ryan McAllister
    Avid YES Supporter

  29. Pat says:

    2 converts thanks to your WBB. Shooting fish in a barrel springs to mind.

  30. Graham says:

    I have a calibre converted kindle file available here and will keep them up till referendum day.;topic=35452.0;attach=1641

  31. Alasdair Stephen says:

    It’s an interesting link to the Wood Review story concerning retrievable oil. Sir Ian Wood reckons 3-4 billion additional barrels over next 20 years ‘minimum’. That would be £200bl ‘additional value to UK economy’ says Ed Davies.

    But at today’s prices the value of the oil would be 400bl. So the value to the economy he talks about I presume is extra revenue to the Treasury as Wings says (if tax is 50% per barrel). BBC have useful guide to how it breaks down:

    But Sir Ian Woods says that if all his recommendations are implemented then 24bl barrels could be recovered. At today’s prices that is 2.4 trillion in value – not the 1.5 trillion commonly spoken about.

    This is known reserves an no doubt they will be revised upwards as more result are released from west of Shetland and Scotland.

  32. cirsium says:

    I have just finished reading this superb resource. Thank you and well done, Rev Stu

  33. Kev says:

    Just finished reading it and have forwarded it onto my remaining No/Undecided friends, a masterpiece in truth telling Rev, thanks to you and all contributors, to paraphrase the famous comment about Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh, the Wee Blue Book deserves to be read more times than the bible – or downloaded more times than the e-bible – surely theres such a thing these days?? 🙂

  34. desimond says:

    Just printed off the latest printer friendly version in booklet format. Excellent stuff and vital reference guide.

    Wonder how many I can manage to get printed for distribution at Squeeze concert on Saturday!

  35. Ghengis D'Midgies says:

    Absolutely brilliant – a great read which must be shared far an wide.

  36. The Flamster says:

    I have read it too 🙂 sent via email to friends who will also read and forward, also put on Facebook. Received The Electoral Commission book today and Yes booklet, Your Choice. And finally, put a YES poster in my window.

  37. TYRAN says:

    Rev, has a Kindle edition been added to Amazon? Would make it searchable and easier to add in Kindle than a web link.

  38. John Gibson says:

    Is it possible to save this to my iPad? Not a technical person but I want yo use this as a reference when on the YES bus when I may not have Wi-fi

  39. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    John: when it downloads, tap the screen and a little box should open up at the top right of the screen offering to “Open in iBooks” or words to that effect. Tap that and it’ll be saved permanently in iBooks so you can access it offline.

    (If you don’t have iBooks, just download it, it’s free. You should also be able to send it to Kindle if you have the Kindle app.)

  40. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    “Rev, has a Kindle edition been added to Amazon? Would make it searchable and easier to add in Kindle than a web link.”

    That link won’t let me make it free, and demands all sort of info so it can send me the royalties I don’t want.

  41. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    “The Wee Blue Book is finally out, hurray. I have only had time to give the first couple of chapters a look, but I did spot a couple of issues: one spelling mistake; and in one sentence it looks like a word has been omitted.”


  42. Ian Baird says:

    There a TNS poll in tomorrow’s Record ( with YES 38%,No 46% Undecided 16%. The article, extracting from TNS comment, states:
    “In all the TNS pre-referendum polling, one consistent theme is that the voters in Scotland are unhappy about the amount of information they have been given to help them make a decision.
    The latest poll shows that even after months of debate and discussion and with only weeks to go until the vote, neither campaign has succeeded in giving a clear picture of what will happen after September 18.
    Only 29 per cent say they have enough information about what will happen after a Yes vote and 36 per cent about what will happen after a No vote.”

    So they are waiting for info as many have said.

  43. Paula Rose says:

    Unhappy about information? No, that is an easy get-out from stating where you are.

    At the Seafest in Arbroath, the Wings “I’m voting No…” leaflet was a godsend, stories to tell around the fire in days to come.

  44. Archie Mac says:

    Reading some polls recently where Don’t Knows are allocated to either Yes or No.
    Surely a Don’t Know is exactly that ie a Don’t Know

  45. Paula Rose says:

    Talking about information – I recently cancelled my subscription to the Guardian pointing out that their “correspondent” in Scotland had severed me from their song sheet. Then I find this…

    And I think No voters are fools?

  46. Nicol Hands says:

    Done it!
    Downloaded the book by ePub, so I can read it on my iPad. I can only read a few lines before tiring, but I can listen now two pages at a time, like anyone else. The same goes for blind and visually impaired readers. Brilliant. Thanks to everyone involved in the project.

  47. Flower of Scotland says:

    Danny Alexander lying through his teeth on BBC 2. Jeez! Hold me back!

  48. MoJo says:

    thanks for the Blue Book -an excellent toolkit
    2 generations in this household have posted it on social media and it is provoking some serious dialogue with our No and undecided correspondents about the likely negative consequences of a No vote.
    interesting to see how hungry most people are for some credible information on the real issues of the referendum ….

  49. ElaineS says:

    Fantastic, have been testing friends Yes,No and unsure asking them to download a copy.

  50. doug says:

    gavin lessells says:
    12 August, 2014 at 10:55 am
    “Have asked Blair Jenkins if the Yes offices would distribute The Wee Blue Book if supplied with copies.

    I await his reply with interest.”

    If you think anyone in a YES campaign has the slightest interest what Blair Jenkins does or doesn’t think when it comes to the materials they distribute, you have completely missed the point of the last 18 months.

  51. Gotty says:

    I’m on the fence, but this document is vitriolic and scaremongering! Far worse than the other side!!

    It also builds arguments on minor false premises, with conclusions that then lead to major errors of fact (often supported by selective references). A trivial example is the supposed fact that IP addresses won’t be able to identify users in Scotland, so the BBC won’t be able to charge for iPlayer like they do in Eire, implying that there will be no restriction on accessing BBC programming.

    In fact It is relatively trivial, even now, to geolocate based on IP addresses with reasonable accuracy, and will be even easier and more precise with the changes to Internet that will be require after independence. And even easier still when the new IP system, currently being rolled out, is fully in place.

  52. gavin lessells says:


    Seems reasonable to ask if they would help with distribution of WBB. Their material may be worthless but their distribution is undoubted.

    After 18 months of blocking distribution, they now regard the Aye Right Leaflet as ” a useful tool to give to the undecided”


  53. George McQ says:

    Has any progress been made on producing quantities of the print version of the Wee Blue Book? I have a quote from a printer for £1.60/copy for an order of 1000, but that still seems expensive and it will take 7 working days with payment upfront. Perhaps investigations have been made for larger quantities at a reduced price; we’d be willing to contribute several hundred pounds to that endeavour. Since we’re going door-to-door anyway in our area (Glasgow), what could be better than offering a copy of the Wee Blue Book for a quiet, thoughtful read.

  54. Dave says:

    I’ve added a couple of PDF templates for easy home printing. has 4 pages per A4 and is 4 pages per A4 with 2 pages inverted for reverse printing. Can be stapled easily on left.

  55. Alibi says:

    I have downloaded a copy to my smartphone and when I go out canvassing, if anyone wants a copy I can bluetooth it to them. 3MB so not sure how long it will take but as that is the same order of size as a photo, probably just a few seconds.

  56. Ali says:

    I am out of the country and would like to find a way to have some copies of this printed and mailed to friends and family.

    Does anyone know a site/service that can do this, the Royal Mail mailshot service is limited to 1 A4 page.


  57. RogueCoder says:

    A duplex booklet version of the Wee Blue Book is en route!

  58. RogueCoder says:

    We’re putting together a fulfilment operation for delivering smaller quantities. We’ll post details shortly.

  59. kendomacaroonbar says:

    I am currently obtaining quotes from a Glasgow based printer for a large print run of the WBB.

    For all those people who want to receive small volume but can take advantage of large volume discounts, then please bear with me as I collate this data during the day.

    i can be reached at kenmcdonald1(at)btopenworld(dot)com

  60. Allan says:

    Why does this blue book contradict itself regarding debt?

    Sort of. In 2011-12, for example, Scotland generated
    roughly £57bn in tax and had £64.5bn spent on it. But
    that extra spending isn’t a generous gift from the UK
    – it’s borrowing, taken out by the UK government in
    Scotland’s name. It’s not money from the rest of the UK,
    it’s money from international banks – it becomes part
    of the massive debt referred to above, and Scotland
    has to pay it back. In other words, in just one year Scotland had to
    take on an extra £3bn of the rest of the UK’s debt,
    as well as all of its own.

    But, it then goes on to say later….

    Q: “But if Scotland didn’t accept any of the UK’s national
    debt, wouldn’t it be punished by the international
    markets? Why would anyone lend Scotland money?”
    A: Because it’s not Scotland’s debt. Scotland had no
    say over it being taken out – it’s the UK government’s
    debt, the UK decided where to spend it and the UK
    has already accepted full liability for it [135]. If you’re
    living in a rented flat and the landlord defaults on his
    mortgage, YOU don’t get a bad credit rating

  61. Scott says:

    I’ve been following this campaign for some time now (as someone of mixed English/Irish/Scots heritage with no real bias towards either side) and I have to say this could be the game changer they keep banging on about. It is a remarkable document that deserves widespread consumption. It may not be impartial but it does set out a convincing argument for YES. It’s concise, yet covers all of the main points in enough detail.

    We can’t predict fully how independence would change society, but I don’t see why it has to be about fear. You’ve still got work to do to win this, but it’s definitely all to play for.

  62. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    “Why does this blue book contradict itself regarding debt?”

    It doesn’t. We point out that the debt is “taken out by the UK government in Scotland’s name”. It’s LEGALLY the UK’s debt, as the UK has admitted. By “its own” in the other paragraph we simply mean the money that was spent in Scotland, as opposed to the debt Scotland has to pay for but which was actually spent elsewhere.

  63. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    “In fact It is relatively trivial, even now, to geolocate based on IP addresses with reasonable accuracy”

    Define “reasonable accuracy”. 200 miles doesn’t seem very accurate to me.

  64. Allan says:


    What about Scotland’s “share” of debt from the UK though?

    Also why does the wee book not cover currency taking on the Euro, is there a contingency for this? I’ve yet to see a single person say they want this.

  65. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Allan.

    To answer your question about the Euro, perchance you should click on the link below and read.

    Here’s a quote from it:-
    “There is, of course, one other requirement which is not in the Maastricht Criteria, because to be bound by the Maastricht Criteria you must have one fundamental quality first – being a member of the EU (duh).

    So every person who talks of Scotland “joining the Euro” is implicitly confirming that they believe Scotland would be a full member of the EU on day one of independence.”

  66. chalks says:

    How many downloads you at now Rev?

  67. heedtracker says:

    At 12:33 am IcySpark says:
    12 August, 2014
    Might not be enough time left, as a crowd funder takes time?

    Prepare to have your expectations usurped IcySpark. If Andy beats the Fed tonight in Cincinnati, this will have been best TGIF for a long time.

  68. matthewe says:


    Thank you for the wonderful useful work.

    However I am reflecting on how much you suggested that free prescriptions cost in the very humorous Trident jobs bit. 500X500=250m, which leaves 50M for prescriptions? last year we spent 55M on ADHD drugs alone, so I am bit confused as to why you said that.

  69. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    “which leaves 50M for prescriptions?”

    “Free prescriptions in Scotland were introduced by the SNP government almost three years ago, with the cost of funding the policy standing at about £57m for 2011-12.”

    Lots more detail here:

  70. Paula says:

    Really enjoying reading this. I’m a strong Yes but like to read up for ammunition when arguing with No’s and Don’t Know’s. Just wish there were fewer references to Wikipedia. I know there’s a lot of good info and reliable references included but, from experience, people who aren’t yes are keen to pick holes in the argument and Wikipedia maybe isn’t the best way to bring them round.

  71. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    “Just wish there were fewer references to Wikipedia”

    I don’t have a lot of time for Wiki snobs. Wikipedia doesn’t make assertions, it simply collects references together. Linking to Wiki is just like when we sometimes link to Wings pages – it’s the best way to get the specific isolated piece of information, and it will also link to the original source for verification.

  72. matthewe says:

    Thank you for response.

    aha.. “Current income from prescription charges represents just 2 per cent of Scotland’s total drugs bill of over £1 billion.”

    Oh my just 2%!

    FWIW this site is impressive in its detail, e.g….

  73. Andrew says:

    Could someone make an audio file of the Wee Blue Book for those who are visually impaired? My suggestion would be to put it on youtube.

  74. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    “Could someone make an audio file of the Wee Blue Book for those who are visually impaired?”

    It’s being worked on.

  75. michael says:

    Is there a link to a printed version can it be bought in any shops.

  76. Neil says:

    Hi there. I have ordered 5000 of the business cards promoting the Wee Blue Book and I will be distributing them around Edinburgh and possibly the Lothians. Does anyone have any idea where the areas of undecided or loose No voters are? I’d love to be able to target these areas for its obvious benefit.

  77. JET JOCKEY says:

    Did you all see on TV news Ian Wood’s comments on Scotlands oil, it lasted several minutes , Professor Kemp’s reply which was coming to the point of being critical of Mr Woods comments lasted seconds. Prof Kemp has far more knowledge what has happened and is happening in Scottish waters relating to oil production and exploration than anyone else, why don’t the media consult him more? Could it be they don’t want us to hear what he has to say.

  78. undecided says:

    Quick question on the blue book, where it’s talking about what would happen if the shetlands and Orkney stayed part of the UK, would they not get any oil rights within 200 miles of their coastline taking a fair chunk of the north sea oil? ( as happens off the Falkland islands in the south Atlantic) I had a quick look. On the UNCLOS website and it didn’t say anything about enclaves. (I’m still undecided btw just trying to piece together info)

  79. Footsoldier says:

    Is there any update on WBB availability? We await 1000 and I know you are overwhelmed hence no response to emails.

    We have flyers ready to go promoting WBB online and hard copy, to go out with other material and we are holding back on delivering the other material until we have the WBB for issue to Dont Knows’s etc. We cannot delay much longer as there is limited manpower.

    A general update with some timescales would be helpful.

  80. Michael Mprrison says:

    Can anyone advise me of what will be included in SNP’s first budget should a yes vote be the result.

  81. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    “Can anyone advise me of what will be included in SNP’s first budget should a yes vote be the result.”

    The SNP, I imagine.

  82. Norman Russell Vss says:

    How and where do we get hard copies of the Wee Blue Book?

  83. breege smyth says:

    Can you tell me if Oban is on the list for receiving 1000 copies of the Wee Blue Book? We can collect . .

  84. kendomacaroonbar says:

    Best Wee Blue Movie …ever !

  85. kendomacaroonbar says:

    The best “Wee Blue Movie” …. Ever !

  86. kendomacaroonbar says:

    That link didnae work

    try this..

  87. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    “Can you tell me if Oban is on the list for receiving 1000 copies of the Wee Blue Book?”

    You’re down for three boxes (720 copies).

  88. Dave McEwan Hill says:

    Hello, Stu
    We asked for 1000 for Cowal and Bute. We’d be happy with what Oban is getting. Any info?
    We’ll collect form any place suitable to you.

    Dave McEwan Hill

  89. JRH says:

    Hi Stu

    Are any copies coming to Nairn if not could I collect some elsewhere Inverness, Elgin etc ?


  90. Clydebuilt says:

    Rev. Stu

    Yes Inverclyde need copies of the WBB. 1000 would be good.

  91. breege smyth says:

    Thanks for that Stu – We are delighted with 3 boxes. We can collect and we can help with distribution.

  92. hwanofbute says:

    Can you let me know if Yes Bute are on the list for copies please. We can collect.

  93. The Man in the Jar says:

    Due to a mix up Yes Uddingston and Bothwell have not ordered any WBBs (we think?) 🙁

    We could shift plenty as still lots of soft-ish NOs around here. Every copy would be put to good use.

    Stu please email me or include me with Gerry Parker / Ronnie Anderson for distribution.

    Yours with crossed fingers.

  94. GrantPotter says:

    I want to get some copies of the WBB out in Livingston and West Lothian.

    Does anyone in area have surplus? On the off chance you do, great please contact me grantpotter1 AT gmail DOT com

    Otherwise I’d be keen to hear from anyone who would like to get a run produced.

  95. Will McEwan says:


    Yes Cowal asked for WBBs as soon we were asked and then we sent cash to the crowd funding. We asked for 1000. It seems to be impossible to get any information

  96. George McBean says:

    Where can I obtain copies of the wee blue book? I’d like to distribute some around the doors.

  97. Footsoldier says:

    Agree with Will McEwan. Many of us also sent donations and asked for 1000 to distribute to don’t knows based on canvass returns.We had been intending to deliver our newspaper along with a leaflet we had printed directing people to WBB online AND offering hard copy for those who didn’t like web or were not online.

    We could wait no longer and did not want to offer hard copies in case we did not receive any WBB’s and thereby disappoint so with absolutely no updates from Wings (and we know the workload is stupendous)our newspaper went out to thousands without WBB leaflet. Opportunity missed. We have one further major delivery before 18 September, so here’s hoping we get some form of update or better still, WBB’s.

  98. Catherine says:

    Can you tell me if Campbeltown is on the list for WBB? Many thanks

  99. Catherine says:

    Same experience for us in Kintyre. Could have given loads out at out MoKfest.

  100. Rolf says:

    Any update on the audio file of the WBB for the visually impaired?

  101. farrochie says:

    Thanks to chance meeting w/ @Thepnr in Broughty Ferry, I have a box of WBB that I’ll start distributing in Stonehaven tomorrow.

    Follow Twitter @farrochie

  102. Thepnr says:


    You go for it buddy 🙂

    I know a lot of people will be disappointed at not seeing or getting their hands on them. Don’t worry though it takes a wee bit of time to get them into peoples hands.

    I suspect the majority of people in Scotland will have seen one by the end of next week.

  103. Dave McEwan Hill says:

    YEs Cowal again here.
    Just to reiterate we have asked for 1000 copies since the project was announced and contributed within the first few hours to the crowd funding but despite around 18 emails and enquiries since we have no idea where to get any or whether any has been set aside for us.

    A response would be encouraging

  104. Thepnr says:

    @Dave McEwan Hill

    Please see kininivie’s explanation in the link belwo in off-topic. Unless 2.5 million books were printed rather than 0.25 million there were always going to be those disappointed.

    Take heart though, I believe they will get there.

  105. Dave McEwan Hill says:


    I am aware of all that.
    I did however ask for WBB as soon as the idea was mooted, we contributed to the cash appeal, we run a hugely busy YES centre in a large Scottish town, the second biggest in the Scottish Highlands (and also share most materials with another one in Rothesay) and have done so every day for a few weeks short of two years and I have no idea why I am receiving no response whatsoever to any enquiry.
    We had hundreds of enquiries last weekend as it was Cowal Games with an estimated 10,000 visitors to the town.

    All I need to know is where we go to get a share

  106. Devereux says:

    @DaveMcEwan Hill if you have anyone coming to Glasgow in the next few days we can give you a few hundred to keep you going until you get more.

    Also on top of our request to Wings about 20 of us plus some friends got together and did a mini extra crowd fund and ordered them direct from Stuprint as Stu had suggested and was extremely chuffed with service – they arrived in just 4 working days and extremely prompt. c£1000 for 2000 WBB and then working in price down from that.

  107. RH says:

    The Design for Business cards make good A6 flyers to. Been handing them out in Glasgow until we get some hands on some books!

  108. Dave McEwan Hill says:

    Devereux at 10.38

    Generous offer. Thanks. Where in Glasgow? I’ll get somebody there ASAP

  109. Thepnr says:


    The Wee Blue Books are a godsend and I only wish that every voter had one in their hands before the vote. We have got what we have got and in my view is best accepted.

    Look I have a box left that’s 240 books that were meant for Dundee I will send you them if your need is greater than mine.

    Provide an email and we’ll sort it,

  110. Thepnr says:

    Meant to finish just open a gmail or hotmail account if you don’t want to share your personal one.

  111. gerry parker says:

    @ Devereux

    I’ve been in the Shop in Dunoon and they’re working their butts off.

    If I’d any spare I’d give them some but my allocation got cut from 8 boxes to 4.

    Rethinking my strategy. If they could get someone over to McInroe point as a passenger on the ferry to Hunters Quay, the transfer could be made there.

  112. Devereux says:

    @Dave McEwan Hill @gerry parker

    Am happy to drive a box half way but could only do it on Saturday (am) Am available to do that or to liaise tomorrow/Friday with someone who can get the stuff to a meet point sooner.

  113. Devereux says:

    @Dave McEwan Hill @gerry parker Can probably come up with at least 500 for you.

  114. gerry parker says:

    @ Devereux.

    I will be at the Burrell at 12:00noon to meet Bob Sinclair then I am working in Govan Friday afternoon so I could pick it up, or we could meet somewhere before 12, and I could then drive it down to McInro point if Dave can get someone to come over as a ferry passenger to pick it up,
    Save everyone a big drive.

  115. Devereux says:

    @gerry parker Are you with Bob Sinclair tomorrow? I am at the Alex Salmond thingy at 11am in Buchanan street so 12 might be a bit tight but could probably manage 12.30/1pm. Friday any time is no problem, just say when and where.

  116. Devereux says:

    @gerry parker says Did you mean you were at the Burrell on Thursday or Friday? Am at the Salmond walkabout at 11am tomorrow so 12 would be tight but could probably do 12.30/1pm. Any time Friday is ok just name time and place.

  117. gerry parker says:

    @ I’m meeting Bob tomorrow to give him a box of books I promised him. I’ll be having lunch at the burrell and am Due in Govan at 2:30.

    I need a long lunch on Friday so I’ll probably be at the Burrell till around 2:00pm at least.

    Awaiting Dave’s comments, Id prefer to be able to drive from Govan to McInroe point after I finish at Govan (around 4:30 ). No point in me driving all the way back home then have to drive from home all the way down to Gourock, so synchronising on Friday with Dave would be perfect.

  118. gerry parker says:

    Sorry meeting Bob Friday at the burrell.

  119. Devereux says:

    @gerry parker thats fine then I will bring them over to the Burrell Friday and meet you at front entrance?. What is best time?

  120. Dave McEwan Hill says:

    Devereux/gerry parker

    Cheers. Thanks. Sounds great. Give me an approximate time and I’ll get a couple over on the ferry.

  121. Bob Sinclair says:

    Gerry, if transport to drop off at the ferry is req’d then I don’t mind doing that. As long as I can get back to Glasgow for about 4:00pm as I have the ref agent meeting at 5:30

  122. gerry parker says:

    Meet me in the car park at the Burrell. I’ll be there around 11:45 to meet Bob for 12.00

    I’ll then make arrangements to meet Dave or someone from Yes Dunoon shop at the ferry.

    Will work out timings for that stage later.

  123. gerry parker says:

    Bob, no need. I don’t have any deadlines Friday except 12:00 and 2:30.
    After 4:30 isn my time is fully available.
    Thanks for the offer though, see you Friday.

  124. Devereux says:

    Gerry I confirm I will be at the Burrell Friday at 11.45pm

  125. Devereux says:


  126. gerry parker says:

    @ dave Mc Ewan Hill.

    I plan to leave Govan at 5:00 on Friday.

    I should be at McInroe point 5:30. Not sure of ferry times but they’re frequent anyway.

  127. George McQ says:

    If you’re coming down to Glasgow, I suggest you ring around some of the YES campaign organisations and see if they have a box (220/box) or two to spare. It is important tha all WBBs get into voters’ hand, soon.

  128. Dave McEwan Hill says:

    Gerry Parker

    Ivan McKee is telling me a supply is coming to me via courier. This takes the heat off.


    Bute and Mid Argyll are still looking for copies and I can still put a couple of guys on the ferry if you are happy to get copies down to it. None will go to waste

  129. Hewitt83 says:

    I have completely checked out of work, I cannot think of anything else bar September 18th.

    Today I am e-mailing a PDF version of the Wee Blue Book to around 5000 people.

    These are e-mail addresses I have accumulated over a long period of time. They are friends, family, current colleagues, old colleagues, clients and any random people I have ever exchanged with personally or professionally.

    It it moves just one undecided person to Yes then it will be time well spent 😀

  130. Thepnr says:

    Well done you Hewitt83!

  131. Dave McEwan Hill says:

    Devereux/Gerry Parker

    Got some delivered this morn and with more apparently coming I think I’ll be able to look after Bute.

    Thanks a million for the very generous offer but I hope I don’t need it.

  132. Cod says:

    Just got my dozen WBBs delivered, told the postie what they were, she asked where I got them. Asked her if she wanted a couple, which she did. Referred her to the WoS website, which she is now going to check out. She’s voting Yes, but knows some people who are not sure. WBB will help with that, I tell her.

    She’s going to take on to the Royal Mail depot where she works too 😀

    Lol, I haven’t even got them in the door before they are going out again.

  133. dmw42 says:


    Got my backup copies of WBB at 9:30 this morning Kininvie, thanks and much obliged.

    p.s. they’re gone already.

  134. Jim Thomson says:

    @Cod – our postie came to the door this morning and knocked so that we would answer and have a chat (he likes our “Yes” display 🙂 ). Seems that his new employer (privatised posties ltd – or whatever they call themselves now) are keen on sacking anyone for even the slightest misdemeanour.

    He’s even more pissed off at his union who have just sent through a leaflet and letter stating that they must all vote “NO”. He was on his way back to the office to resign from the union, along with virtually all of his colleagues.

    Just wondering if this is a common feeling amongst posties up here.

  135. Cod says:

    Oh, I hope so, @Jim Thompson, I really hope so. The more the merrier 😀

  136. Cod says:

    Wait, what do you mean a letter which said they must vote no?

    I’m pretty sure that telling people what they have to vote in your union is illegal. Maybe you should get a copy of the letter and see who might be interested in posting it….perhaps Stu, if it actually does say they have to (as opposed to “you have to vote No or the country will fall down or something”, which is nonsense but expected).

  137. Jim Thomson says:

    I’ll stand by the door tomorrow and collar the postie.

    It’ll be interesting to see if he’s able to hand me a copy (obviously disguised as dropped mail or some such).

    Might take a day or two now though. Don’t know if he works this round on Saturdays (which would be the earliest opportunity).

    The recommendation to vote NO was, apparently taken at a national union conference where there were only FOUR Scottish reps present and the vote was overwhelmingly carried by English votes (reverse West Lothian issue). I suppose the letter and leaflet were spawned there.

  138. Jim Thomson says:

    Anyone know what’s happening with the Arran crowd? They seem to be very quiet.

  139. Chic McGregor says:

    Did about a third of my beat today. Very encouraging. I was knocking doors as well as dropping newspaper and WBB leaflet.
    OK most folk at work, but so encouraging, didn’t find a single No or undecided, all Yes (about a dozen). Even more encouraging was when I asked them if they knew anyone who was undecided they nearly all said ‘No, everybody they knew was a Yes’. I did get two or three to take a WBB who said they would ask around until they got someone who was undecided or a soft no.

    Meanwhile our canvassing teams are targeting all known undecideds in Kirrie with WBB deliveries.

    Hopefully the leaflets will identify some undecideds we don’t know about and they will pick up WBBs in the shop.

  140. Jim Thomson says:

    @Chic how have you identified the undecideds? I find Yesmo worse than useless.

  141. Chic McGregor says:

    @Jim Thomson
    Volunteers in Kirrie and elsewhere in Angus undertook a mass canvassing program over the last 6 months organised by Graeme Dey msp for his entire constituency (including Forfar, Arbroath etc.). A list of undecideds was made up from that data and it is they who are being revisited and offered WBBs. This work was carried out not just by SNP activists but other indy groups and non aligned pro indy individuals as well.

    What I did for my patch in Kirrie to try to enable a last minute self targeting element is to print off the following leaflet which is getting delivered with the YES newspaper.

    It is worded to try to motivate people by making them wonder if they are adequately informed. If they are interested enough to visit the shop and pick up a book I think you can almost guarantee they will be Yes converts.

    WBB distributors should try to work from any such similar list available from local SNP folk. But that should be automatically available via their Yes shop team.

    But some kind of leaflet like the above may pick up e.g. recent No to undecideds etc. Every little helps.

  142. Devereux says:

    @Gerry Parker @Dave McEwan Hill that’s fine Dave 🙂 shall we just leave the meet then Gerry .

  143. Jim Thomson says:

    @Chic McGregor

    that looks like a very good idea. We don’t have a Yes shop in Troon (I did try to get the team interested a few month ago but hey, horse, water, etc.) but, we do have a regular Saturday stall where there is a LOT of information available and that’s where we are currently trying to identify undecided folks and pass on the WBBs.

    I’m absolutely against a random stuff-them-through-letter-boxes approach, which is what our local SNP lad seems to think is a great idea. Currently having a heated e-mail exchange with him.

    Life (and time) is far too short.

    Your flyer looks very good and I think I might run off a ream or two of our own version on A5, with another wander round the doors to stuff THEM through letter boxes very soon.

    Thanks for the idea 🙂

  144. Jim Thomson says:


    that’s a nice sequence of photographs. I do hope the lads who did the work are all YES now 😉

  145. gerry parker says:

    @ devereux.
    Yep that’s fine. I tried to contact @ Taraniach. he had been posting on off topic looking for books. I pointed him at this thread as I could have taken the books off you and got them down to Greenock, but since he hasn’t contacted me we’ll forget the meet at the Burrell for us.
    I’ll still be meeting Bob Sinclair.

  146. Jim Thomson says:

    @gerry parker

    I’m passing four boxes on to Inverclyde this morning. Was given the number of a guy up there by (deep breath) an SSP member. Had a chat with him and he’s ecstatic.

    The lad picking them up is, apparently, a maker of “very large Yes signs”.

    That will be our stock virtually gone now. Only our local allocation left.

  147. gerry parker says:

    @ Jim,
    Thanks for that.
    Passed one on to Bob Sinclair today, was concerned when @ Taraniach didn’t get back to me.

  148. fairmersloon says:

    I have ordered a further 6000 WBB – does anyone need more stocks? Available next Friday, so the intention would be to have them available for distribution over the weekend.

  149. Mat says:

    Will have a good few hundred to dish out tomorrow as a result of some non-collected allocations.

    I’m at the Methil Super Saturday from 10.30 onwards – come along to iVan, the shiny NE Fife mobile hingmy and you’ll find me there.

  150. George McQ says:

    Good for you for getting the quantity of WBBs out. I don’t need more books, but I think we all ought to resolve to get almost all of them into voters hands by any means on, say, Sunday next, September 14th. No use having leftover stock on the 19th

  151. Taranaich says:

    Yep that’s fine. I tried to contact @ Taraniach. he had been posting on off topic looking for books. I pointed him at this thread as I could have taken the books off you and got them down to Greenock, but since he hasn’t contacted me we’ll forget the meet at the Burrell for us.

    Dreadfully sorry to do that to you Gerry, I hadn’t been able to get to a computer after my initial request – I didn’t expect such a speedy reply!

    We’ve had a lot of very generous donations from folk – special thanks to Elaine and Ivan McKee for their help – and while we’ve had a good chunk sent over, we’re planning on using WBB specifically in re-canvassing undecideds in the area. That will involve hundreds of definite deliveries. The No Campaigners have started mobilizing in great force, Sarwar’s No Bus has been sighted in Port Glasgow, Alisdair Darling invaded the Beacon, and George Galloway took the Town Hall tonight. It really is starting to feel like a war – “the enemy are everywhere!” 😛

    As such, I’m deeply wary of ever saying we have “enough” of anything – we’ve already run out of badges, flags, White Papers, and lanyards. Some of our volunteers don’t even have lanyards (I don’t), so I’m going to stick my neck out and say “yes, if you can spare any WBBs, we WILL use them.”

    If I don’t respond, send a message to Yes Inverclyde Shop’s Facebook:

    Thanks SO much everyone for helping us out. We NEED this for Inverclyde.

  152. Taranaich says:

    @Jim Thomson: I’m passing four boxes on to Inverclyde this morning. Was given the number of a guy up there by (deep breath) an SSP member. Had a chat with him and he’s ecstatic.

    Haha, I know who you’re talking about (it isn’t me, I’m strictly non-party). PROFUSE thanks for your help, Jim!

    The lad picking them up is, apparently, a maker of “very large Yes signs”.

    Yup, one of them’s on the cliffs as you drive to Port Glasgow!

  153. Jim Thomson says:


    You’re very welcome. It’s always good to see that the goodies get to areas where they are desperately needed.

    It seems that even Troon is feeling the BT “love” with a lot of their propaganda being delivered in what could be described as “sensitive” neighbourhoods. No sign of boots on the ground though.

  154. Thepnr says:

    @Jim Thomson

    Don’t worry Jim, the boots on the ground are on their way and will be there when it matters. Keep the faith 🙂

  155. gerry parker says:


    No problem Sir, no harm done.


  156. David says:

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    6 September, 2014 at 8:52 am


    I am looking for a YES Saltire with the YES in black…..willing to trade some WWB’s for same.

    We can haggle over the number of WBB’s 🙂

    scottishleo (AT) aol (DOT) com

  157. gerry parker says:

    @ David.
    Remember, flags ten a penny.

    WBB’s – Priceless.


  158. David says:

    He He Gerry I want one for the boat stringing a line of WBB’s in the rigging seems a waste 😉

  159. David says:

    If you can use 200-1000 wee blue books contact with WBB CLEAROUT in the subject field and include your name and address, how many you want and what you need them for. First come, first served.

  160. GG says:

    Just read the online Daily Record peice onTesco “rubbishing” Better Together claims about higher priced. Good I thought until up came a pop up vote.”Do you think the expensive cost of living is worth it for Independence” WTF? You’ve just confirmed Tesco saying it’s rubbish.

  161. Jim Thomson says:

    Anyone have contact details for the Stranraer Yes Shop and/or their helpers?

    I’ve been trying via their difficult-to-find-and-navigate facebook page but there’s not a lot of “quick” response.

  162. Jim Thomson says:

    Meant to say, all I need to know is if it’s open today (Sunday) and what times. Contact phone numbers would be a bonus.

  163. Jim Thomson says:

    Just saw this tweeted – the audio version of the WBB (whatever that is …)

  164. pete the camera says:

    Thanks for the audio wbb link I know a few this will be of interest to

  165. Tony Robinson says:

    At last – a publication that blows the lid off most of the threats thrown at us by the Better Together Campaign. Todays Sunday Mail is yet another example of one or more toothless threats. All the people of Scottish descent that I have met whilst working abroad for many years would never accept such baseless insults. It is time for the Scottish voters to do the same.

  166. Hewitt83 says:

    How is the distribution of the WBB going?

  167. Thepnr says:

    Gave a few copies to my sister on Friday for her undecided friends.

    She sent me a text tonight:

    Totally convincing says Jackie and her boyfriend who have converted from No to Yes, Granny and Grandad also now a Yes 🙂

    Also gave out to people in work who also gave positive feedback and are now more confident. Xx

    We have a smash hit our hands, well done Rev and his assistants. Great job.

  168. Arabs for Independence says:

    Just returned from Norway to assist with the campaign and would like a 100 or so WBBs. The idea is to give them to Yes houses whose occupants can pass them on to a dont know/soft no.

    I am in Dundee but would consider travelling to collect

    Any help appreciated

  169. Thepnr says:

    @Arabs for Independence

    I’m on the very last of the ones I was fortunate to get. I can’t give you 100 but could manage half that. Can you meet me tomorrow say 12:00 in Monifieth at the Crown Inn on the High Street?

    I’m meeting my son there and will have a Wings badge on.

  170. Arabs for Independence says:

    Yes can do. Am leafleting in Menzieshill but could get down there for 12 (maybe 12:15)

    Thank you


  171. Thepnr says:

    Ok, good. I can bring a few badges, leaflets by WOS too if they would be of use.

  172. Arabs for Independence says:

    Yes that would be good if I’m going to knock on doors – many thanks

  173. George McQ says:

    I’m in Glasgow and don’t have extra books at the moment. However, your idea of giving WBBs to YES households is a good one. We’ve been doing that the last couple nights, giving extra WBBs to households with YES posters in their windows and asking them to pass the books on to Undecideds and soft Nos they know. The response has been excellent.

  174. Indy_Scot says:

    Would anyone know why Wee Blue Books are being sold from London. Just asking cause I can’t get my head round it.

  175. Thepnr says:


    No doubt just another rogue that got his hand on some. There’s always one.

    Not to worry be confident that 99% of the books are here and being distributed in Scotland.

  176. Jim Thomson says:


    some have been “properly” distributed by wingers via e-bay for just the postage cost.

    They seemed to go like snaw aff a dyke.

  177. fairmersloon says:

    @Arabs for Independence

    My print run of 6000WBB will be deilvered on Friday. Do you need a box? I can arrange boxes to specific adrresses for daytime delivery.

  178. George McQ says:

    We’ve distributed 3 boxes in the last 2 weeks throughout the westside of Glasgow, but could now use another box to get out over the weekend. I can pick up in Glasgow.

  179. fairmersloon says:

    @George McQ

    You can email me james dot gammie at gmx dot co dot uk.

  180. Michael Granados says:

    I just noticed the wee blue book is not available in a kindle format. any plans?

  181. gerry parker says:

    @ Michael.
    It is, see the links above. I got the version for my kindle.

  182. Kenny Smith says:

    Any plans for a kindle version of An Leabhar Beag Gorm?

  183. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    “Any plans for a kindle version of An Leabhar Beag Gorm?”


  184. gerry parker says:

    fit abbot the Doric?

  185. Thepnr says:

    I’ve none left. Sob.

    🙂 I’m so happy they have all gone and just from personal experience they have made a difference. Great.

  186. justin says:

    You are all bullshiting bastards you all live in the fields spending time at your red light district wae the sheep it’s the cities that bring in money don’t say you weren’t warned in a couple of years time it won’t be called Scotland it will be called euroland fools

  187. geo says:

    Watching Euronews channel earlier a Yes campaigner was using the WBB to point out some facts to the roving reporter. Made me smile.

  188. Steven Heddle says:

    Hello. As the WBB is a handful to print yourself, and because it is difficult to just hand over a URL and hope it will be visited, I wondered if a short taster with the link on might be a hook to get people to visit the online versions. To that end I have made an 8 page taster which prints on one or two sheets of A4, depending on whether you use the 2up or 4up versions.

    You can download them at and

    Hope this is OK with Rev Stu, and if there are better examples of this elsewhere, please tell me!

  189. George McQ says:

    We left over 100 today at bus shelters in Glasgow. Sometimes we had wonderful discussions with people waiting for buses. They will all be picked up and read; we’ve seen people walking on buses while reading them.

  190. farrochie says:

    @thepnr gave me a box of WBB in Broughty Ferry last week. Pleased to say I’m down to my last dozen, many handed over face to face, some through letter boxes, Gourdon to Stonehaven. Remainder go out the morra. 🙂

  191. Jim Thomson says:

    Just put a healthy wee pile of WBBs in the Bell Rock in Tayport. Smile at the bar staff and you might a free one (WBB that is) 😉

  192. David Park says:

    Anybody near Ayr got some WBB’s?

  193. farrochie says:

    @Thepnr That’s my box of 240 dispersed. Hope someone will pass one to me and say “have you read this?”

  194. Jim Thomson says:

    @David Park

    Where are you in Ayr? And how many do you NEED (not want) because they are going down fast.

    I’m in Ayr tonight and then all the way through to the count during the day.

  195. Jim Thomson says:


    That will only happen if you wear your “Undecided” badge 😉

  196. Thepnr says:


    Well done. Our meeting in the ferry couldn’t have been by chance. I like to think it was fate. Cheers.

  197. Jim Thomson says:

    Just a final WBB word from me …


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  199. Colin Dunn says:

    Hi Stu.

    You may already be considering the idea, but just in case you haven’t, I feel that a ‘Wee Blue Book GE2015’ would be a good and powerful project to consider.

    Rather than being pro-indy per se, I’d suggest it should look in detail at the key issues for Scotland, and the background of each constituency.

    General topics – Core issues to bear in mind in GE
    – the ‘ Vow’ and holding WM to account
    – NHS
    – Barnett Formula
    – Pensions
    – Wars
    – Welfare

    Specific issues relating to each constituency:
    – Analysis of the record of sitting MP – good, bad, indifferent
    – Voting record of sitting MP on core issues such as NHS, Tuition Fees, – Bedroom Tax, Trident, Welfare Caps, Immigration, etc
    – Record of expenses claims by sitting MP
    – Look at background a record of competing candidates, with recommendation of candidate most likely to oust sitting MP

    Then print it out in 1,000s and distribute as before.

    I’d be happy to donate my few wee pennies left after last year’s efforts to this sort of project.

    Anyone else?

  200. Betty Boop says:

    @ Sandra

    Click the link in the article “the wee blue book” or click on the Wee Blue Book icon in the middle of this page and you will find all the downloadable versions of The Wee Blue Book.

    There is also one at the bottom of the download page which is the professional, print-ready download which you can take to a local printer and have books printed.

    Yes, they would make an excellent Christmas present. 🙂

  201. Betty Boop says:

    Ooooops, put this comment in the wrong place. Will remedy. :-0

  202. Sandy says:

    Just a point. Should Wales vote to stay in the EU along with Scotland & this swings the vote, assuming the Welsh vote holds the sway for remaining in, what then?

  203. Ken500 says:

    There are four foodbanks facilities listed for Aberdeen. On the internet. They are the main ones. Torry, Tillydrone etc

    It looks like more P&J misinfirmation. No research or check list.

    There are 20 organisation where parcels can be picked up or donations given. It is the Tory/Labour unionist collusion council leaflet. Maybe parcels can be picked up in other organisation premises. Very sceptical. The leaflet is needed for reference. Stores are organisations where parcels can be picked up. Or donations given. Pick up Points.

    This is the Tory/Labour collusion whose Parties support sanctioning and starving people. While wasting £Millions building empty office, shops, hotels. While there are already shops, offices empty and under occupied Hotels. Wasting £200Million. £300Million for a Conference Centre with no business case. The present one used on average once a month. They a disgrace. Kept in place by a two jobs Tory. They accommodate.

    £1.2Billion in debt. Borrowing and spending like there is no tomorrow wasting public money on grotesque monstrosities no one wants. Ruining the City Centre. The City could have been pedestrianised for £20Milion. Along with a £80Million Gift. Refused. A project supported by the majority. Instead £500Million spent without a mandate. Essential services cut,

    Universal credit is being introduced in the City. They could be trying to cover their back at the possible outrage and hardship.

  204. Ken500 says:

    Wales voted to leave the EU. Some areas receive the most in EU investment/benefits. They are under funded by the UK Gov, They were conned and lied to.

  205. Cactus says:

    A new Wee Book may be required very, very soon.

    On this day…

    PM Theresa May prepares to have her BrUKexit deal voted down tomorrow.

    As the remainder of Scotland stands UP.

    Hey January 2019.

  206. R Rowan says:

    Its now March 2019 and we are facing Brexit. There is a bit hint of Project Fear in the current campaigning.

    We may have to think about another Scottish Indie vote soon.

    So how about a Wee Blue Book 19 edition.

    I would love to read how the slump in the oil price in late 2014 would have changed the economics of Scottish independence.

    From an undecided voter.

  207. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    “So how about a Wee Blue Book 19 edition.”

    There’ll be one when there’s a referendum. Before then there’s not much point.

  208. Cactus says:

    Evenin’ Rev Stu and y’all (with the blues ah PLAYin’ in the background)

    How do Rev, lookin’ forward to le next Wee Blue Book

    Contained euphoria.

    22/08/19 am 🙂

  209. Cactus says:

    It has often been known that the Wee Blue Book alone, accounted for at least a 5% swing to Yes by iVote day, way back in Scotland ’14

    Scotland decides within 70 days

    Listen to the radio

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