Catalan National Assembly of Scotland celebrated Catalan National Day in Edinburgh

Catalan National Assembly of Scotland (ANC) celebrated Catalan National Day last Saturday 9th September in Edinburgh. ANC wanted to show its support to Catalan Independence Referendum that will be held in Catalonia next October 1st. ANC and other Catalan organisations (Colla Castellera d’Edinburgh and Centre Català d’Escòcia) united efforts to mirror the demonstration that will take place in Barcelona City Centre the 11th of Septemer, and that will form a big cross simulating a plus sign. A plus sign that symbolises our will to integrate everyone in a new country . Also an affirmative answer to the question if we “want Catalonia to be an independent country in the form of a republic” that will be asked to Catalan people next October.

The celebration started at 12pm at The Meadows in Edinburgh with Colla Castellera d’Edinburgh doing a human tower exhibition and a workshop where Scottish people could learn a little bit more and try this centenary tradition. After the workshop there was a taste of Catalan traditional food and Catalan beer.

At 3pm ANC gathered around 50 people behind a big banner with the message “We want to decide our future. We will vote” printed in top of both Catalan and Scottish flag. Big signs with the word “Sí” were also displayed to show support to Catalan Independence.

The whole event was broadcasted live thanks to Independence Live who broadcasts several events in support of Scottish Independence. You can find the video here: https://livestream.com/IndependenceLive/events/7709454/videos/162507771.

The Catalan National Assembly is a grassroots organisation that unites more than 80,000 people from all parts of Catalan society, including different ideologies, religions and nationalities. We work on a voluntary basis for a common cause: to win Catalonia’s independence in a completely peaceful and democratic way.

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2 thoughts on “Catalan National Assembly of Scotland celebrated Catalan National Day in Edinburgh

  1. Dear Friends, My name is Jon Drummond and I am a Committee member of the Yes Pentlands group in Edinburgh. We have continued to keep the issue of Scottish independence alive since 2014 whilst working with similar minded groups in the Edinburgh area. As you will know, we now have to maintain enthusiasm and interest and build our grassroots support more than ever so as to be successful when a second independence referendum is announced. Given your own experiences by way of campaigning both here and in Catalonia, your opinions, thoughts and advice by way of how we should conduct ourselves and how we should prepare for our next Indy vote would be invaluable. Add to that – what can we as Scots do to help the Catalan cause in the future? Solidarity is all.

    As such, we warmly invite you to a meeting of Independence minded groups being held on Thursday 5th October at 7.00pm at the Yes Hub 31 Lasswade Road, Edinburgh, EH16 6TD. If you could send 2-3 delegates to this event you would be made most welcome. We are certainly not expecting you to arrange a presentation at this short notice but if you were able to answer a few questions or cast a critical eye over our agenda, that we be great. At the very least it would be a pleasure to meet with you and perhaps incorporate you in our strategic thinking in the future. Most importantly though, all of us independentistas are wishing you well on this very important day at the polls for Catalonia. BONA SORT! Best Wishes and Kind Regards Jon DrummondYes Pentlands/Yes Edinburgh and Lothians Should you be interested I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

  2. Dear Friends,

    My name is Jon Drummond and I am a Committee member of the Yes Pentlands group in Edinburgh. We have continued to keep the issue of Scottish independence alive since 2014 whilst working with similar minded groups in the Edinburgh area.

    As you will know, we now have to maintain enthusiasm and interest and build our grassroots support more than ever so as to be successful when a second independence referendum is announced.

    Given your own experiences by way of campaigning both here and in Catalonia, your opinions, thoughts and advice by way of how we should conduct ourselves and how we should prepare for our next Indy vote would be invaluable. Add to that – what can we as Scots do to help the Catalan cause in the future? Solidarity is all.

    As such, we warmly invite you to a meeting of Independence minded groups being held on Thursday 5th October at 7.00pm at the Yes Hub 31 Lasswade Road, Edinburgh, EH16 6TD.

    If you could send 2-3 delegates to this event you would be made most welcome.

    We are certainly not expecting you to arrange a presentation at this short notice but if you were able to answer a few questions or cast a critical eye over our agenda, that we be great.

    At the very least it would be a pleasure to meet with you and perhaps incorporate you in our strategic thinking in the future.

    Most importantly though, all of us independentistas are wishing you well on this very important day at the polls for Catalonia.

    BONA SORT!

    Best Wishes and Kind Regards

    Jon Drummond
    Yes Pentlands/Yes Edinburgh and Lothians

    Should you be interested I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.
    Please reply to; yespentlands2@gmail.com

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