Changin Scotland

A weekend of politics, culture and ideas …. And fun!

Friday March 23rd-Sunday March 25th
The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool


The Independence Weekend


Friday March 23rd

8.15pm Welcome

Gerry Hassan and Jean Urquhart


Scottish Independence: The Big Debate

James Mitchell, Professor of Government, Strathclyde University, co-author, The SNP: Transition to Power


Saturday March 24th

10.15-11.30am The Scotland of Past and Present

Ian Jack, The Guardian


11.45am-1.00pm What is Independence in an Age of Interdependence?

Neil Walker, editor, Neil MacCormick’s Scotland; Edinburgh University


1.00pm-2.15pm Lunch


2.15-3.30pm The Economics of Self-Government

Stephen Boyd, STUC and Katherine Trebeck, Oxfam Scotland


3.45-5.00pm What is Social Justice Scotland?

Dave Watson, Unison Scotland and Marsha Scott, ENGENDER


8.30-10.00pm Evening Film: You’ve Been Trumped

Anthony Baxter introduces his award winning film


Sunday March 25th

10.30-11.45am The Nuclear Question: Trident and the Scottish Dimension

William Walker, co-author, ‘Uncharted Waters’; St. Andrews University


11.45-1.00pm What is ‘Civic Scotland’ and its Role in the Great Debate?

Martin Sime, SCVO and Kate Caskie, Victim Support Scotland



Places are limited! So book early to avoid disappointment!

A weekend ticket £60 Individual sessions £8


To book tickets please phone: The Ceilidh Place Reception 01854-612103

Accomodation available from £25 per person per nite