Canavan brings yes campaign to Cumbernauld

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FORMER Labour MP Dennis Canavan visited Cumbernauld and Kilsyth last week to be part of two public meetings, which were being held by the Yes Scotland campaign.

Mr Canavan, who is an independent MSP and chairman of the campaign, was joined by MSP Jamie Hepburn who chaired the meetings, which attracted large turnouts.

Speakers included Jeane Freeman, who is a former special advisor to Jack McConnell. She spoke to the audience in Kilsyth.

Meanwhile, businesswoman Sarah Jane Walls, who is a member of the Yes Scotland advisory board, addressed the audience in her hometown Cumbernauld.

Mr Canavan said: “I was delighted to speak at these meetings in both Cumbernauld and Kilsyth.

“It was particularly good to be back in Kilsyth, a town I had the pleasure of serving almost 10 years as the member of parliament for.”

MSP Jamie Hepurn added: “The good turnout at these two public meetings indicates great interest in the referendum next year.

“I know that many of those who came along hadn’t made their mind up as to how they will vote, and that was exactly why it was important to hold these meetings.

“I am very grateful to Dennis Canavan, Jeane Freeman and Sarah Jane Walls for giving their time to address these meetings.

“I understand that they are engaged in a series of such events across the country and it was good that they took the time to come to both Cumbernauld and Kilsyth as part of that schedule.”