National Council March 2019

Join us in Troon for a fantastic National Council.



Speakers include 

Philippa Whitford MP who will be updating us on the latest on Brexit and health.  There will be a Q&A session afterwards so plenty of time to discuss this hot topic with Philippa. *We can confirm that Philippa will be back from Westminster in time to attend.

Cllr Elena Whitham is Depute Leader of East Ayrshire Council.  She will be speaking to us about community asset transfers (CAT). East Ayrshire Council has presided over the largest CAT in Scotland to date when it transferred the former Kilmarnock Academy buildings to the charity Centrestage.  Why do councils undertake them and what are the challenges for communities if they want to retain facilities?

Workshop on the constitution - WFI are involved in an exciting new project with other organisations (indy and 3rd sector) and academics, to work on how a people's constitution for an independent Scotland could be achieved.  Take part in a workshop to help take this forward led by Lesley Orr.

Workshop on Women's Justice - Justice for Women has been at the heart of WFI since its earliest days and Jools Bell will lead us in a workshop on current issues.

New Group - We are delighted to welcome our new Renfrew WFI group along.  Participate in their formal affiliation and hear about what they are doing and their plans for the future from Caroline McDonald, one of their founder members. 

Open Mic - Our ever popular open mic session will be part of Troon!


What You Need To Know


If you can support us financially then tickets can be purchased at £6 each by scrolling to the bottom of this page. We also supply tickets without financial cost so please email us at [email protected] to reserve one of them. There is no need to explain your reasons, we want to support women without question and with dignity. Please read our privacy policy on how we handle your data by clicking here.  We do not issue paper tickets or e-tickets.  If you have booked a place then your name will be on our list of attendees at the registration table on arrival. 



Check back here as we add details of what is happening on the day as they are confirmed.


Who Can Attend?

The meeting is open to all self identified women. You do not need to be a member of Women for Independence to attend. If you need to bring a carer to support you then their ticket is always free. If your carer is a man then he is also welcome. If you care for another adult or children then you are very welcome to bring them along. We do not provide a creche for children so they will need to remain with you during the event.



On arrival, please register before entering the hall.  You do not have to physically print off your confirmation as we have a list of those who have booked.



Lunch/refreshments are not included in your ticket. So it is up to you to bring your own packed lunch/refreshments or to buy something at one of the local shops nearby.



  • There is wheelchair access to the Walker Hall via a ramp.
  • The rooms we use are on the ground floor.
  • There are accessible toilets. There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • There is no car park but on street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
  • We have no BSL interpreters as we have been unable to find anyone who is free on Saturday.

We will add any more information as we have it.



There will be people taking photographs/filming on the day.  If you do not want to be part of this this that is fine but it is your responsibility to make sure you are not in shot.  We always try our best to respect your wishes but we cannot guarantee you will not appear.


Getting There

There is no car park however there is on street parking and a public car part adjacent to the Hall. 
Troon railway station is five minutes’ walk from the Hall and there is a regular bus services hich stop nearby.



South Ayrshire Common Weal will have a stall on Saturday.  




March 30, 2019 at 11:00am - 4pm
Walker Hall
Municipal Buildings
South Beach
Troon KA10 6EF
United Kingdom
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