From 2013 - 2015 I was actively involved with the non-party creative cultural campaign for Scottish independence, National Collective. As a volunteer core organiser, I contributed to the organising and programming of both local events and the colourful touring festival Yestival. You can read my contributions to the website here and you can explore the Documenting Yes photographic archive here.
Fellow organiser Jenny Lindsay and I reflect on our experience of the campaign in the video below, speaking at 'Poetic Politics: Culture and the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum, One Year On' conference held at the National Library of Scotland and organised by Katie Ailes and Sarah Paterson. Jenny and I from 17 min.
My reflections on role of traditional arts in the referendum have been published as a chapter in Simon McKerrell and Gary West's edited collection Understanding Scotland Musically: Folk Culture Nation (Ashgate, 2018)