Welcome to Independence Live. We are a collective of citizen livestreamers, mostly based in Scotland, who produce live video at events, which the mainstream media will not cover. We have livestreamed over 1000 events since November 2013 and all for FREE. Our complete video archive can be found here. Our success and continued growth is down to the dedication of our volunteers and the support of our viewers. We cover political, social and cultural events and news stories in Scotland but also across the globe using Skype livestreams with our foreign citizen correspondents.

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Upcoming Events

Beyond Nuclear - Helensburgh CND & SCND Conference

Beyond Nuclear - Helensburgh CND & SCND Conference

11.00am Sat 24 Oct 2020
CND Conference Glasgow

Beyond Nuclear - Helensburgh CND & SCND Conference CND Conference Glasgow

All day coverage from the Conference in Glasgow. Morning Session: No to Nuclear Power 11:00-12:00 Linking Nuclear Power to Nuclear Weapons: Professor Lynn Jamieson (Chair, SCND); CND Campaign - No to Nuclear Power: Rae Street (CNDUK) Chair: Arthur West 12:00-13:00 Hunterston: Dr Ian Fairlie (Independent Radiation Consultant); Lack of Readiness for a Nuclear Incident: Cllr Audrey Doig (Nuclear Free Local Authorities) Chair: Lynn Jamieson 13:00-13:30 Morning Panel Q&A Chair: Arthur West 13:30-14:30: Lunch break Afternoon Session: Renewables 14:30-15:30 Scottish Renewables – an Overview: Professor Mike Danson (Heriot-Watt University); Scotland’s Renewable Energy Capability: Dr David Toke (Aberdeen University) Chair: Ian Fairlie 15:30-16:30 Just Transition: Pete Roche (No2 Nuclear); Renewables and Climate Change: Mark Ruskell MSP (Green Spokesperson, Climate and Energy) Chair: Mike Danson 16:30-17:00 Afternoon Panel Q&A Chair: Lynn Jamieson Tickets: £12/£8 including lunch https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beyond-nuclear-tickets-93937709217 Livestream production by Independence Live https://www.independencelive.net https://www.facebook.com/ScottishIndependenceLiveEvents https://twitter.com/liveIndyScot https://www.youtube.com/independencelive 1000+ livestreams since 2013 DON'T HATE THE MEDIA, BECOME THE MEDIA!
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Starts at: 11.00am Sat 24 Oct 2020

Archived Events

Prospect National Conference 2014

Prospect National Conference 2014

6.00pm Tue 20 May 2014
Nicola Sturgeon, Anas Sarwar

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2415Prospect National Conference 2014 Nicola Sturgeon, Anas Sarwar

On Tuesday 20th May at Prospect's national conference in Glasgow, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Deputy First Minister, and Anas Sarwar MP, Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, contributed to a panel debate about the Scottish referendum, facilitated by Magnus Gardham, political editor of The Herald.
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Starts at: 6.00pm Tue 20 May 2014
7pm, Thu 15th, Jim Sillars & Tommy Sheridan

7pm, Thu 15th, Jim Sillars & Tommy Sheridan

7.00pm Thu 15 May 2014
Tommy Sheridan & Jim Sillars

517pm, Thu 15th, Jim Sillars & Tommy Sheridan Tommy Sheridan & Jim Sillars

Tommy Sheridan & Jim Sillars Lourdes Primary School Berryknowes Rd Cardonald G52 2DE
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Starts at: 7.00pm Thu 15 May 2014

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7:30pm Dundee/Broughty Ferry, Friends of WoS2

7:30pm Dundee/Broughty Ferry, Friends of WoS2

7.30pm Fri 9 May 2014
Social gathering of friends of WoS2

587:30pm Dundee/Broughty Ferry, Friends of WoS2 Social gathering of friends of WoS2

Social gathering of Friends of Wings Over Scotland. Get yourself along and if you can't make it catch the live stream. Livestream from about 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Jollys Hotel Broughty Ferry Dundee DD5 2BJ Wings Over Scotland: http://www.wingsoverscotland.com
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Starts at: 7.30pm Fri 9 May 2014

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Glasgow 4th, May Day Rally Owen Jones

Glasgow 4th, May Day Rally Owen Jones

3.00pm Sun 4 May 2014
Glasgow 4th, May Day Rally Owen Jones

325Glasgow 4th, May Day Rally Owen Jones Glasgow 4th, May Day Rally Owen Jones

Owen Jones speech and after event interview.
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Starts at: 3.00pm Sun 4 May 2014

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Thursday 7:30pm,Yes Glasgow Big Debate

Thursday 7:30pm,Yes Glasgow Big Debate

7.00pm Thu 1 May 2014
Lesley Riddoch, Jeane Freeman, Partick Harvie, John McKee, Garry Coutts, Martin Bartos

7487Thursday 7:30pm,Yes Glasgow Big Debate Lesley Riddoch, Jeane Freeman, Partick Harvie, John McKee, Garry Coutts, Martin Bartos

Tonight is the Big Indy Debate. We can exclusively reveal our full panel for you today. Lesley Riddoch -Journalist/broadcaster/author of Blossom Jeane Freeman - Co-founder of Women For Independence and former Chief Special Advisor to Lord McConnell Partick Harvie MSP - Co-Convener of the Scottish Green Party John McKee - Grand Finalist at the World University Debating Championships (and Scottish champion), pro-unionist campaigner for United with Labour and LGBT equality campaigner Garry Coutts - Chair of NHS Highland and Children's Hearings Scotland. Former Labour Cllr. Cllr Dr Martin Bartos - Doctor and councillor for Partick West. Former parliamentary candidate for the Scottish Green Party in Glasgow We would like to express our thanks to all the speakers for agreeing to attend, but especially those representing No tonight. We want a productive and courteous debate with lots of questions from undecided voters, so please encourage along as many as possible. People tell us they want to hear both arguments in one room, and this may be their only opportunity for an open public debate in Glasgow before the referendum. We will be videoing the debate tonight and will have online asap. Meanwhile, you can follow the debate on social media using the hashtag #BigIndyDebate Radisson Blu, Argyle Street, Glasgow. Doors open 7pm. No entrance before.
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Starts at: 7.00pm Thu 1 May 2014

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7pm, Tue 29th. Colin Fox & Jim Sillars

7pm, Tue 29th. Colin Fox & Jim Sillars

7.00pm Tue 29 Apr 2014
Colin Fox, Jim Sillars

177pm, Tue 29th. Colin Fox & Jim Sillars Colin Fox, Jim Sillars

A public meeting for Penilee. Speakers include former Scottish Socialist Party MSP Colin Fox, the former Labour and SNP MP Jim Sillars, and local Socialist activist Carolina Perez. There will be a Q&A session at the meeting where everyone can ask their questions on what independence will mean for them Penilee Community centre 10 Gleddoch Rd, Glasgow G52 4BD
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Starts at: 7.00pm Tue 29 Apr 2014

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3pm Langside Halls, Glasgow. Public BT Event. With Anas Sarwar.

3pm Langside Halls, Glasgow. Public BT Event. With Anas Sarwar.

3.00pm Fri 25 Apr 2014
Anas Sarwar+

4323pm Langside Halls, Glasgow. Public BT Event. With Anas Sarwar. Anas Sarwar+

A public event by Better Together at Langside Halls, Shawlands, Glasgow. With Anas Sarwar and some Labour MP from London.
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Starts at: 3.00pm Fri 25 Apr 2014

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7pm, Mon 21st. Castlemilk Public Meeting

7pm, Mon 21st. Castlemilk Public Meeting

12.00pm Mon 21 Apr 2014
Castlemilk Public Meeting

5787pm, Mon 21st. Castlemilk Public Meeting Castlemilk Public Meeting

About Following the RIC Glasgow Mass Canvas in Castlemilk on the 16th of April The Radical Independence Campaign will be holding an open public evening to talk about the forthcoming referendum. With 60% of the welfare cuts still to hit Scotland from Westminster it is a certainty this will affect the people of Castlemilk and future generations . We believe another Scotland is possible and invite everyone locally to attend , especially if you are a no, undecided or have never voted. The meeting will consist of speakers who represent those most affected by living under the coalition government. This will be an informal relaxed environment where people can ask questions and gain as much information as they need to help them make a choice on September the 18th. Speakers â–  Victoria Heaney- Radical Independence â– Jeane Freeman- Former chief political advisor to Jack McConnell-Woman for Independence â–  Deborah Waters- Deputy Leader- Labour for Independence â–  Michael Grey- Bussines for Scotland â–  Brian Smith- Trade Unionist, Socialist Children welcome accompanied by adults.
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Starts at: 12.00pm Mon 21 Apr 2014

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Cumbernauld, after event...

Cumbernauld, after event...

7.00pm Wed 16 Apr 2014
Cumbernauld, after event...

154Cumbernauld, after event... Cumbernauld, after event...

After after quick chat with Tommy Sheridan and walking about.
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Starts at: 7.00pm Wed 16 Apr 2014

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7:30pm Wed 16th, Cumbernauld, Tommy Sheridan

7:30pm Wed 16th, Cumbernauld, Tommy Sheridan

7.00pm Wed 16 Apr 2014
Evening with Tommy Sheridan

17:30pm Wed 16th, Cumbernauld, Tommy Sheridan Evening with Tommy Sheridan

An evening with Tommy Sheridan and Q&A session. Doors open 6:30pm, starts 7:30pm. Cumbernauld New Town Hall. G67 1DZ.
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Starts at: 7.00pm Wed 16 Apr 2014

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Digital Rights discussion from Glasgow Caledonian University

Digital Rights discussion from Glasgow Caledonian University

7.00pm Mon 14 Apr 2014
Digital Rights with Patrick Harvie, Mhairi McAlpine, Alistair Davidson

10Digital Rights discussion from Glasgow Caledonian University Digital Rights with Patrick Harvie, Mhairi McAlpine, Alistair Davidson

How could an independent Scotland help to promote our digital rights? Has Britain failed to protect them? What do the Snowden revelations say about what precautions we should make and how we should write a post-Yes constitution? Could Bitcoin relieve the stranglehold of central banks? Are copyright laws appropriate for contemporary internet use? Joining us to explore these questions and more will be: *Patrick Harvie – Green MSP for Glasgow, and 'E-politician of the year' 2013 *Alistair Davidson – director of the Centre for Technology and Society *Mhairi McAlpine – blogger @ Second Council House of Virgo 7pm, Monday 14th April @ Hamish Wood Building, Room W115, Glasgow Caledonian University. *Access via Cowcaddens Rd, behind Queen Street station.*
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Starts at: 7.00pm Mon 14 Apr 2014

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Friday 7:30pm, Friends of WoS

Friday 7:30pm, Friends of WoS

7.00pm Fri 4 Apr 2014
Friends of WoS

32Friday 7:30pm, Friends of WoS Friends of WoS

Tune in, turn on, drop in... (hoping this happens)
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Starts at: 7.00pm Fri 4 Apr 2014

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Undecided about the referendum?

Undecided about the referendum?

7.30pm Thu 3 Apr 2014
Renfrew: Derek MacKay, Ivan McKee, Jeane Freema

9Undecided about the referendum? Renfrew: Derek MacKay, Ivan McKee, Jeane Freema

Derek MacKay Ivan McKee,Jeane Freeman - on panel. Come along and get your independence questions answered. Chaired by Susan Stewart MSP. Guest Speakers: Derek Mackay Jeane Freeman (Women For Independence) Ivan McKee (Business For Scotland). All welcome but if you're a Yes supporter please try and bring along an undecided friend or two :)
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Starts at: 7.30pm Thu 3 Apr 2014

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Yes to Independence

Yes to Independence

7.30pm Mon 31 Mar 2014
Motherwell: Cat Boyd, Jim Sillars, Robin McAlpine

2602Yes to Independence Motherwell: Cat Boyd, Jim Sillars, Robin McAlpine

RIP Bob Crow. The organisers of this event like the rest of us, are in total shock about the passing away of Bob Crow. However, they have decided to go ahead with this event as they know it is what Bob would have wanted. Panel includes: Cat Boyd, Jim Sillars, Robin McAlpine.
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Starts at: 7.30pm Mon 31 Mar 2014

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The Art of Saying YES

The Art of Saying YES

7.30pm Tue 25 Mar 2014
Shawlands, GladCafe - 7 Minutes. The Art of Yes

8The Art of Saying YES Shawlands, GladCafe - 7 Minutes. The Art of Yes

7 artists will present 7 images over 7 minutes, documenting their journey to Yes. A Question and Answer session will follow allowing the audience to explore the reasoning and motivations of the artists.
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Starts at: 7.30pm Tue 25 Mar 2014

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Drumchapel Mass Canvass

Drumchapel Mass Canvass

1.00pm Sun 23 Mar 2014
Drumchapel Mass Canvass

132Drumchapel Mass Canvass Drumchapel Mass Canvass

Weather permitting, we are going to be outside and live streaming the days event. See what the canvassers get up to and findout more about Drumchapel. Meeting 1pm Drumchapel Shopping Center with RIC
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Starts at: 1.00pm Sun 23 Mar 2014

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Tariq Ali - Glasgow

Tariq Ali - Glasgow

6.30pm Fri 14 Mar 2014
Tariq Ali - Glasgow

13Tariq Ali - Glasgow Tariq Ali - Glasgow

Over the coming months RIC will be co-hosting “The Independence Lectures” in association with Pluto Press and Wordpower books. This series of public events will be addressed by renowned academics, authors and thinkers, who will introduce radical arguments on a variety of topics related to Scotland’s constitutional debate. Through this series, we will explore every aspect of the independence debate, introducing detailed discussions on economics, history, society and culture. Our aim is to facilitate an in depth discussion on the meaning of independence, and its relationship with social change. http://radicalindependence.org/index.php/2014/02/21/the-independence-lectures-in-association-with-pluto-press-and-wordpower-books/ The first in the series is with internationally renowned author Tariq Ali. Born in Pakistan, Tariq Ali became one of Britain’s top left-wing intellectuals in the 1960s when he led student opposition to the Vietnam War. In this period, he befriended John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Malcolm X, and was the alleged inspiration for "Street Fighting Man" by the Rolling Stones. He has remained one of the UK’s most influential commentators and authors. Now, he is in Scotland to argue that a Yes vote will benefit the socialist cause UK- and world-wide. Tariq is a member of the editorial board of the journals New Left Review and Sin Permiso, and regularly contributes to The Guardian, CounterPunch, and the London Review of Books. He is the author of numerous books, including Bush in Babylon (2003), Conversations with Edward Said (2005), The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity (2002), Street-Fighting Years: An Autobiography of the Sixties (2005), A Banker for All Seasons (2007) The Obama Syndrome (2010) and On History: Tariq Ali and Oliver Stone in Conversation (2011).
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Starts at: 6.30pm Fri 14 Mar 2014

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Shettleston Event

Shettleston Event

7.30pm Mon 24 Feb 2014
Jim Sillars, Bruce Morton, Donald Reid plus MD Michelle Thomson & Ivan McKee from Business for Scotland

3Shettleston Event Jim Sillars, Bruce Morton, Donald Reid plus MD Michelle Thomson & Ivan McKee from Business for Scotland

Jim Sillars, Bruce Morton, Donald Reid plus MD Michelle Thomson & Ivan McKee from Business for Scotland on panel. Possibly some live entertainment after indy event as we have venue till midnight. Please help us keep the live stream and events going by donating a few pounds via "Donate" on our Facebook page.
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Starts at: 7.30pm Mon 24 Feb 2014

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Labour for Indy

Labour for Indy

7.00pm Thu 23 Jan 2014
Labour For Indy, STUC Building, Glasgow

12Labour for Indy Labour For Indy, STUC Building, Glasgow

Labour For Indy, STUC Building,
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Starts at: 7.00pm Thu 23 Jan 2014
Alan Bissett & Biz for Scotland

Alan Bissett & Biz for Scotland

7.00pm Wed 22 Jan 2014
Alan Bissett & Biz for Scotland, Gladcafe, Shawlands

995Alan Bissett & Biz for Scotland Alan Bissett & Biz for Scotland, Gladcafe, Shawlands

Alan Bissett & Biz for Scotland, Gladcafe, Shawlands
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Starts at: 7.00pm Wed 22 Jan 2014
Q&A Biz for Scotland

Q&A Biz for Scotland

7.00pm Sun 24 Nov 2013
Q&A Biz for Scotland & Jim Monaghan from Gladcafe, Shawlands

3Q&A Biz for Scotland Q&A Biz for Scotland & Jim Monaghan from Gladcafe, Shawlands

Q&A Biz for Scotland & Jim Monaghan, Gladcafe, Shawlands
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Starts at: 7.00pm Sun 24 Nov 2013

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What's coming up next?

11.00am Sat 24 Oct
Beyond Nuclear - Helensburgh CND & SCND Conference CND Conference Glasgow

All day coverage from the Conference in Glasgow. Morning Session: No to Nuclear Power 11:00-12:00 Linking Nuclear Power to Nuclear Weapons: Professor Lynn Jamieson (Chair, SCND); CND Campaign - No to Nuclear Power: Rae Street (CNDUK) Chair: Arthur West 12:00-13:00 Hunterston: Dr Ian Fairlie (Independent Radiation Consultant); Lack of Readiness for a Nuclear Incident: Cllr Audrey Doig (Nuclear Free Local Authorities) Chair: Lynn Jamieson 13:00-13:30 Morning Panel Q&A Chair: Arthur West 13:30-14:30: Lunch break Afternoon Session: Renewables 14:30-15:30 Scottish Renewables – an Overview: Professor Mike Danson (Heriot-Watt University); Scotland’s Renewable Energy Capability: Dr David Toke (Aberdeen University) Chair: Ian Fairlie 15:30-16:30 Just Transition: Pete Roche (No2 Nuclear); Renewables and Climate Change: Mark Ruskell MSP (Green Spokesperson, Climate and Energy) Chair: Mike Danson 16:30-17:00 Afternoon Panel Q&A Chair: Lynn Jamieson Tickets: £12/£8 including lunch https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beyond-nuclear-tickets-93937709217 Livestream production by Independence Live https://www.independencelive.net https://www.facebook.com/ScottishIndependenceLiveEvents https://twitter.com/liveIndyScot https://www.youtube.com/independencelive 1000+ livestreams since 2013 DON'T HATE THE MEDIA, BECOME THE MEDIA!
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Beyond Nuclear - Helensburgh CND & SCND Conference

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