20th March 2015

The Dream Shall Never Die

Just some wee bits and pieces from the branch, constituency and events.

Steven Paterson’s Campaign Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding for Steven Paterson’s election campaign continues with only 17 days to do and we are 7% of our way to the target of £3000. We know a lot of members have expressed a wish to donate to the campaign so don’t leave it too late!

Steven Paterson

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Alex Salmond Book Event

Alex Salmond Book cover

Alex Salmon’s book, The Dream Shall Never Die

You may be aware that former leader of the SNP, Alex Salmond, currently campaigning for the Westminster constituency of Gordon, is also on tour with his new book on the last 100 days of the Scottish Referendum Campaign, The Dream Shall Never Die, and will be coming to the Albert Halls on 31st of March at 18:30 to talk about the book and sign copies. Tickets are £15 with a book and £5 without. You can now get tickets on line following this link.


Spring Conference

Any members wishing to attend this years Spring Conference would need to contact the convener ASAP ( see contacts page for email) and will need to pay for their own ticket as the branch funded allocation is already used.
Alternatively you can go straight to my SNP and purchase tickets for each day there.

Key times for each day:

Saturday 28 March

10h30    Welcome address from our Westminster Campaign Leader, Angus Robertson MP
15h00    Speech by Nicola Sturgeon

Sunday 29 March

11h30    Speech by John Swinney MSP
12h30    Q&A with Alex Salmond
15h00    Speech by Stewart Hosie
16h00    Alex Salmond book signing

The Odds

A few weeks back we posted a wee story on the odds beong quoted by bookmakers on how many seats might be won by the SNP in the forthcoming General Election.

IG bet ticket

Spread bet quote on SNP seats  20th March

This was todays quote on the Spreadbetting site IG, and basically says they predict SNP landing 42 seats. If we refer back to their previous quote on they were stating a haul of 36 seats up 6 from before. So if you took the bet then at £10 you will be sitting on a gain so far of 4 points allowing for the spread,  or (£40)!

Quote from IG

IG’s quote in February for General Election seats in May- they predicted 36 to SNP

However with less than 50 days to go to the General Election we must not get complacent, it’s important we work twice as hard and secure Stirling from the Red Tories.