Sturgeon drops into Grangemouth for indy debate

Nicola Sturgeon is coming to Grangemouth
Nicola Sturgeon is coming to Grangemouth

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will be coming to the area for an independence referendum question and answer evening next week.

The event is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Grangemouth Town Hall, Bo’ness Road, and will be speaking and answering questions on the issue as the date of the referendum draws closer.

Independence campaigners have already held a series of public meetings across the Falkirk area featuring high profile pro-Yes speakers Dennis Canavan, Allan Bissett, Jim Sillars, Michael Matheson and Tommy Sheridan.

Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald, who will also be present at the town hall on Tuesday, said it was a real coup to have the Deputy First Minister, the person responsible for the actual Independence Bill, attend the event and answer questions from the floor.

He added: “This is a hugely exciting time for Scotland as the eyes of the world focus on us. We are therefore doubly delighted Nicola can take the time to come to Falkirk East at this crucial point in the campaign and share with us her knowledge and experience.

“The level of community engagement from the Yes camp has been one of the main stories of this campaign.”

Admission to the hall is free and people are asked to be in their seats by 6.50 p.m.