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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:47 am 
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Now with the start of the independence referendum campaign starting in earnest lets make sure we get a good turnout at Bannockburn this year! Let us show the Unionists that they have a fight on their hands! :saltire:


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Fifer's right. We have to take every opportunity now to let the Brit government know that there are many commited souls out there.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:26 am 
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Location: Alba gods country
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Whan is the Bannockburn march? An whit's Siol's plans fur it? Am no a member o Siol masel, but am gey intrestit in jyning, although I still hivnae been tae ony Siol events, seems tae ayewis clash wi wurk whan ther oan. Mibbe that can be ane o ma new year's resolutions :P


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:10 pm 
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Whan is the Bannockburn march? An whit's Siol's plans fur it? Am no a member o Siol masel, but am gey intrestit in jyning, although I still hivnae been tae ony Siol events, seems tae ayewis clash wi wurk whan ther oan. Mibbe that can be ane o ma new year's resolutions :P

as far as i recall it's the weekend of the 23/24th june this year.
bring yer mrs, bring a tent and bring a packet or two of "resolve"..lol
usually it';s the march in the morning/afternoon.. then a wee break then onto the tartan arms for the evening do... where.. we have our own wee corner which WE SHOULD CLAIM BACK THIS YEAR ..lolol
great laugh with funky people and then a wee perty at the campsite :P


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:06 pm 
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widney miss it paisley boys will be there :dance: :dance: :booze: :saltire:


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Saturday June 23. 1.30 pm from the 1314 Inn to the Rotunda for short speeches and back to the 1314 for Scoriach Admission free. Raffle. Proceeds to the group. "Freedom's Flame".

Billy Kay, broadcaster, author and journalist, who specialises on the Scots language, will speak at the Rotunda. Others to be confirmed. Any groups wanting a speaker please let us know ASAP.

The Tartan Arms social is always later, in the village of Bannockburn, with Ted Christopher and Gaberlunzie, organised by the local SNP, who will have Tartan Arms tickets, £15, on sale in the 1314 Inn.

There is a bus from Glasgow, 10.45 am, North Frederick St, George Square. £10. Children free. The bus will leave the 1314 Inn at 7 pm. Those staying for the Tartan Arms will make their own arrangements to get home. Some find it a long day and the aim is to try and please as many as possible. All are welcome.

It is important for all disparate groups to Unite behind the YES campaign and build it up. It will be a long slog with the whole establishment and their agents against. The SNP managed to win a thumping majority, despite having the whole media against them, plus establishments such as the Anglicised Universities and Colleges and their paid perjurers making sure our teachers cannot teach what they are not themselves taught: Scottish history. That is why it is important to try attend as many of these events as we can, as well as making it as enjoyable as possible.

This rally has been run for a few years with different groups until the SNP decide to pick it up again and has been organised months ago with the Police, Local Council and the NTS. The police say they do not want any ceremonial weapons, or shields, to be displayed, but I will get back to them on that, as there is no need and have never been any incidents, or complaints, there or anywhere else up an down the country, to my knowledge. I will report back on that soon. Couldn't get the relevant cop in yesterday, although the local Bannockburn cop did phone me yesterday about another matter, I will wait to see the one who was hostile to the idea.

Last year the local Lib Den Councillor, along with the local Grand Master and few members of the local Orange Lodge,were present making endless complaints to the police and NTS in an attempt to to bar, disrupt, the rally, as they had done for months before to the police and SNP Councillors. The police will make sure this does not happen again and as well as policing the march they will drop in to the 1314 Inn from time to time to make sure everything is OK The three Lib Den Councillors lost their seats and although the SNP won the most seats Labour did a deal with the Tories and it is now a Lab Con Council.

The police want one steward to every ten marchers. Volunteers steward required and will be provided with a yellow florescent waistcoat, or better still, bring your own. This may sound alarmist but it is not. There is always someone trying to mix it. The police tell me that there is an "Armed Forces" parade on the Bridge of Allan ( I think) so the local loyalists will be elsewhere anyway. They were peeved because the SNP Council refused to let them have a rally to Bannockburn last year. they are entitled to march anywhere they like in peace. But, Bannockburn is for the Scottish Tartan Army, not Gordon Brown's Imperialist invented "Armed Forces Day".

So have a nice day folks. World Peace and Partick Thistle for the World Cup.

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Here is the link to theBannockburn Ceilidh held every year in the Tartan Arms Bannockburn by the local branch of the SNP.
There is a phone number where you can book your tickets.
http://www.snp-bannockburn.org/bannockburnday.html

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Phoned the police again this morn.They still insist on no ceremonial weapons because of "complaints". They say if all goes well thy will approve next year.

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Donald wrote:
Phoned the police again this morn.They still insist on no ceremonial weapons because of "complaints". They say if all goes well thy will approve next year.



Ah this fae yir hospital bed?

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Near enough. Aw this hassle is daein' me nae good at a'.

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Donald wrote:
Near enough. Aw this hassle is daein' me nae good at a'.



Well pit yir feet up and stop causing it then :cuddy:

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Lets just have a great time and get on with our fellow nationalists and hope the sun comes oot to get everybody in the party mood!If I can afford it I will be there! lets have some unity and let us not fall out on what should be a day of celebration over the old enemy!


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montrose wrote:
Donald wrote:
Near enough. Aw this hassle is daein' me nae good at a'.



Well pit yir feet up and stop causing it then :cuddy:


Not from, my end

The polis want an estimate of numbers and what groups are attending. What am I to tell them?
"This group disnae like that group and he disnae like him, etc"? So and so is marching his own" I don't even know. Worse than a bunch o' weans. At least Onionists always sing from the same (Anglican) hymn sheet.

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Donald wrote:
montrose wrote:
Donald wrote:
Near enough. Aw this hassle is daein' me nae good at a'.



Well pit yir feet up and stop causing it then :cuddy:


Not from, my end

The polis want an estimate of numbers and what groups are attending. What am I to tell them?
"This group disnae like that group and he disnae like him, etc"? So and so is marching his own" I don't even know. Worse than a bunch o' weans. At least Onionists always sing from the same (Anglican) hymn sheet.



Donald just tell them the names of the groups that turn up every year as it's always the same people.As far as I am aware all groups who do turn up year in year out get along fine,it's those who don't turn up that seem to have a problem with others.

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OK. I just want to be sure, who'se marching and who isn't, without any ambivalent language, All are welcome anyway and should know who would benefit from discord among those supporting Indpendence.

Like I said, the Onionists, left right and centre, sing from the same (Anglican) hymn sheet. All use the same false histories; economic and racist arguments, plus sectarian arguments both ends to the middle, whether they are bloated capitalists, or trendy Brit Nat "revolutionaries". They try to divided us on religion, fitba bampottery, North againt South, Heilans againt Lallans, East against West and Embra against Glesga. Dead easy. You don't need a sash to be a loyalst. Galloway objected to Dennis Caravan calling him a Unionist on tely, on the grounds he was Celtic fan.

In case anyone is still on about my hidden aganda and doesn't have my ham bone numbers. Just PM me. Yes, I am an unashamedly a Scottish Republican Socialist. Independence for me has always come first and always will till the coaffin lid shuts, and even efter that if Ican ae a bit ofhaunting. I notice the dirty tricks behind the YES campaign from the SSP and the like, who are talking spoiling ballot papers, or voting NO because the referendum does not include gay rights abortion or the Monarchy, etc. I left them because of they were not Scottish Republican Socialists, not over who was allegedly humping who.

As for not getting along, I thochtI was, but am old enough to know why my back is like a sieve after all these years of "Unity".

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Alright folks, new to the forum

Me an a couple of mates are looking to come along to bannockburn, none of us have ever been tae it before so does anyone have any advice for first timers like oorselfs?

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Yes. Bring yer ain hip flasks and nae cookin' whisky.

Mine's a Glenmorangie.

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Castle Hunter wrote:
We have to take every opportunity now to let the Brit government know that there are many commited souls out there.


...And to take every opportunity to enlighten fellow Scots as to why the Union is not, nor ever has been, any good for us. There are a few out there, after all, who are still swayed by rhetoric and distraction from the other side...


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Just march and afterwards enjoy the music,speech's and the atmosphere.I first went in 74 and enjoyed every minute of it,in those days the march was from Stirling to the field but these days its shorter!Bring along a piastic mac if the forcast is for rain or be like the rest and let it cool you off!But the main thing is enjoy yourself! :matesdrunk: :lager: :bbros: :dance: :barman: :saltire:


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