National Council; Our Last National Event of the Year

Come and join Women for Indy at our last national event of 2015, our National Council, which we are holding in Alloa.




Each affiliated Women for Indy group is entitled to two votes at this meeting, but the meeting is also open to non-voting women, whether members of Women for Independence or not, so please do join us.

The event is open to all women and is free to attend, although a bucket collection will be taken on the day to cover the costs of venue hire.

Alloa Town Hall is fully accessible by public tranpsort.

RSVP to this event to let us know you're coming.  

Clacks WFI have kindly offered to do teas & coffees for donations, but note that food will not be available. 



Chair;   Gillian Martin, Indyquine and WFI National Committee

(All timings are approximate.  Contents of agenda subject to change at any time up to and including the day of the event!)

1.30 pm  Welcome & Opening Remarks

Welcome From Tina Murphy, Provost of Clackmannanshire

Welcome from local MP Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh 

2pm        Open Session - DOING POLITICS DIFFERENTLY

What do we mean when we say we want to do this? This will be an open mic session, where anyone who wants to speak will be given an opportunity.  We want to talk about adversarial politics; do they work?  Can politics be kind? How do we disagree without being disagreeable? 

3pm       Choice of Workshops

1.  Land Reform & Community Empowerment - Rosemary Hunter & Maggie Mellon

2.  Back to School Banks; what they are, how they work, etc.  - Sandra Douglas

3.  Fracking & UGE - Maria Montinaro (anti-fracking activist) 

4.  Carers - Sue Lyons  

4pm     Open Session - PROSTITUTION

The Scottish Parliament is looking at its policy on prostitution.  Many support the Nordic model, where demand is criminalised, but others are calling for fuller decriminalisation/legalisation of sex work.  The debate is heated, but we want a session where we discuss the issues with respect and open minds. We are not expecting to reach detailed consensus, but we hope to identify those related issues that we can all agree on and will adopt our position accordingly.

4.50   Closing Remarks - Gillian Martin

5pm - CLOSE


Please note;  this event is women only. 


October 04, 2015 at 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Alloa Town Hall
Mars Hill
Alloa, Clackmannanshire FK10 1AB
United Kingdom
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Fiona McIntosh Mhairi McCabe Liz Curran Rosie Kane Francine Whitmore Lynsey Stuart Donna Burnett Jen Stout Patricia Lovatt Patricia Atkinson Hayley Smith Jacqueline Gallacher Renée Slater Susie McNab Helen McNab fiona gartshore Kirstin Shemilt Nadine Stott Ann Motherwell Franziska Ott joan skinner Catriona Whitton Liz Meenagh Eva Bolander Sue Ayres anne martin June Hay Amy Nicoll Margaret Brogan Maureen Howie Kerry Morrison Judith Midgley Sandra Laird Pamela Page Kirsten Izatt Eileen Penman Eileen Penman Charlotte Wendleboe-Nelson Maddie Stark Julia Murray Rosemary Hunter janet faulkner Vera Tens Fiona Fisher Rebecca Jones Mireille Pouget joy macnaughton Sheena Fraser

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