Don't hate the media, become the media

Don't hate the media, become the media

About Us

Independence Live is a grassroots collective. We have a main group in Glasgow and Edinburgh with individuals across Scotland, Europe and the USA who contribute.

We started around November 2013 during the Scottish independence referendum by Kevin Gibney and Derek McLean. Our initial goals were to provide a news media platform through livestreaming for the independence movement and also to get more people involved in livestreaming.

Independence Live now covers a wide variety of events that affect us all like fracking, universal basic income, trident, health, land reform, social and economic issues and international coverage*. We have broadcast over 1000 livestreams since November 2013.

*Some people we have interviewed: Noam Chomsky, Yanis Varoufakis, Liz Castro, Michael Strubell, Josh Fox and many more...

We also work in partnership with some of the new Scottish media like CommonSpace, Bella Caledonia and many online grassroot groups to get our livestreams further distributed as well as offering our livestreaming service to them. Additional content includes videos produced from our work and a blogging platform for individuals within or outwith Independence Live.

As equally as important to us as livestreaming is to educate and encourage others on how to livestream whether they are part of Independence Live or not. You can use the most basic of equipment like phones or tablets, or a more sophisticated setup using cameras, sound equipment, computers and software. We can offer help on livestreaming over phone, the email, Skype etc or get people into our Glasgow office.

Independence Live: "With us, there's no hiding place"

Common Space article on Independence Live

Behind the camera: How your support makes Kevin Gibney's Indy Live work possible

Common Space article on Independence Live

Interview with journalist Liam O'Hare on London anti-Tory protests

Liam O'Hare on London protests

Interview with tenant farmer Andrew Stoddart

Jen Stout interviews Andrew Stoddart live in 2016

Common Space round up, live from their news room

Common Space round up, live from their news room

Live interviews at Scotland Against Trump

David Jamieson interviews Pinar Aksu and Lewis Dougan

Livestreaming to May elections 2015

Kiltr article on Independence Live

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky interview, Sep 2015

Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis interview, Nov 2015

Paul Mason

Paul Mason interview

John McTernan

John McTernan interview

Prof John Curtice

Prof John Curtice interview

A quick word with Mike Small, Aug 2014

Mike Small

The Bella Review of 2016

Bella's Review of the year

Robin McAlpine: After Brexit: the Politics of a Future Referendum. RIC2016

Robin McAlpine: After Brexit: the Politics of a Future Referendum. RIC2016

Episode 100: Independence Live

Episode 142: The Demographics of Indy

Episode 143: Richard Walker at SIC #BuildYES

Episode 144: Cat Boyd / Yes2 at SIC #BuildYES

Episode 145: Stewart Kirkpatrick / Sarah Beattie-Smith at SIC #BuildYES

Episode 146: Craig Murray on observers / Lesley Orr & Patrick Harvie at SIC #BuildYES

Friends of Wings social, Glasgow

Friends of Wings social, Glasgow

Friends of Wings social, Edinburgh

Friends of Wings social, Edinburgh

Friends of Wings meetup

Friends of Wings meetup

Bether Thegither live video

Blether Thegither

Alistair Carmichael court hearing

Alistair Carmichael court hearing
Independence Live team prepare for #BuildYES

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