WATCH LIVE: Pensioners for Independence first national conference
We’ve teamed up with Independence Live to bring you live coverage of the event
YOU can watch the first ever national conference of Pensioners for Independence live here on CommonSpace, in partnership with Independence Live.
The conference aims to bring together older independence supporters and to strategise on how to attract older voters to independence in future, focussing on social security, social care, the Scottish economy, and independence after Brexit.
PODCAST: Interview with Scottish Government cabinet secretary Angela Constance
CommonSpace’s David Thomson speaks to Angela Constance about free sanitary products for women and girls on low incomes
IN OUR LATEST podcast interview, CommonSpace’s David Thomson caught up with the Scottish Government cabinet secretary for communities, social security and equalities, Angela Constance, to discuss the pilot in Aberdeen to have free sanitary products for women and girls on low incomes.
Journey to Yes: Economist Richard Murphy on the case for Scottish independence
Phantom Power Films speaks to Richard Murphy about Scotland's economic future.
IN a special extended episode of Journey to Yes, Phantom Power Films speaks to economist Richard Murphy about why he believes Scottish independence is now the only way for Scotland to reach its potential.
Watch: Glasgow City Council Elections 2017
Watch coverage of the Glasgow City Council 2017 count with Independence Live
COMMONSPACE AND INDEPENDENCE LIVE are at the Glasgow City Council count today (Friday 5 April) to see the results of this year's local elections which see the Scottish Labour party defend the city’s local government from a confident SNP.
Watch our coverage below of the unfolding results as we see if Labour can hold on to the city chambers or if the SNP can break their four-decade long hold on power.
Event: Campaigners urge Scots to 'act as if we own the place’
Group urges locals to rethink what local power means as elections loom
RENEWING LOCAL DEMOCRACY will be the topic of an event due to be held tomorrow (Thursday 27 April) at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow at 7.30pm.
The event called ‘Our democracy: Act as if we own the place’ will be hosted by the pro-independence grassroots group Common Weal Glasgow and seeks to discuss structural and practical challenges facing local people in council authorities across Scotland.
Journey to Yes: 16-year-old Erin will have the chance to vote Yes this time around
The latest in the Journey to Yes series meets 16-year-old Erin
ERIN from Gullane explains why she's be voting Yes in the next Scottish independence referendum in the latest of a series from Phantom Power Films.
Unlike UK General Elections and Brexit, 16 and 17 year olds were empowered with a vote in the Scottish independence referendum. Erin was 13 at the time and was still too young to participate but would have voted No.
Live: The economy of an independent Scotland
Speakers to debate the economics of independence
YES RUTHERGLEN is set to debate the economics of an independent Scotland.
The event will be chaired by CommonSpace editor Angela Haggerty and feature presentations by economist Dr. Craig Dalzell, Business for Scotland founder Gordon McIntyre-Kemp and Graeme McCormick followed by questions and answers.
The event is Organised by Yes Rutherglen in association with Yes East Kilbride and Yes Blantyre. It will begin at 7pm.
VIDEO: How we put the news together at CommonSpace with guest Dr Craig Dalzell
Behind the scenes series with Independence Live continues
IN this week's instalment of our series offering readers an insight into the CommonSpace newsroom we chat to journalists Nathaneal Williams and David Jamieson, and editor Angela Haggerty and Kevin Gibney chat with special guest Dr Craig Dalzell.
Live: Brid Smith TD to address Scottish conference of socialist ideas
Conference to discuss marxist ideas in Scotland
A RECENTLY elected Irish socialist and anti-water charges activist is set to address a Scottish conference of socialist ideas.
Brid Smith, one of six socialists recently elected to the Irish parliament in the wake of a mass movement against austerity, will speak alongside Marxist economist Michael Roberts and Scottish RMT official Gordon Martin at the one day conference in Glasgow.