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MSP welcomes north-east Progress to Yes conference

By Alan Beresford

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EQUALITIES are set to take centre stage at a forthcoming independence conference in the north-east.

Karen Adam, SNP MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast.
Karen Adam, SNP MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast.

Progress to Yes will be held in Aberdeen early next year and will see leading figures from the progressive Yes movement come together for a day of discussion in the shape of panels, workshops and presentations across three conference rooms.

The event – organised by Aberdeen Independence Movement in Partnership with Woman For Independence, Believe In Scotland, Bella Caladonia and other leading Yes groups – aims to bring the progressive pro-independence movement together and put progressive politics back in the heart of the constitutional debate.

Looking ahead to the conference, Banffshire and Buchan Coast SNP MSP Karen Adam has welcomed the opportunity for discussion, planning and coming together after Covid it will bring.

She will join Aamer Anwar, Maggie Chapman MSP and Mike Small from Bella Caladonia on the main stage for a panel discussion around building a progressive and winning movement with the aim of creating a tangible framework for the movement.

Ms Adam said: “I am delighted to join such a strong line-up for AIM’s ‘Progress to Yes’ event.

“As we look to strengthen Scotland’s standing on the world stage and build our wellbeing economy, wearing a progressive equalities lens when we look at achieving independence must be front and centre of the work we do.

“Independence isn’t far now, so let’s get ready and make sure we leave no one behind on that journey with us to a progressive, equalities driven, independent Scotland.”

Progress to Yes is due to run on February 27, 2022 in the Park Inn by Raddison, Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen.

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