Better Together chairman Darling to launch Shetland campaign
Better Together chairman Alistair Darling will be in Shetland at the weekend to launch the local group campaigning for Scotland to remain within the United Kingdom.
Mr Darling will speak at the public launch of Better Together Shetland at Lerwick Town Hall at 1pm on Saturday.
The meeting will be a chance for local people to find out how they can get involved in the campaign, and raise questions on the ways independence would affect them and their families.
Better Together is launching local campaign groups across Scotland ahead of September 2014’s referendum, with Better Together Shetland being led by local people.
Mr Darling said: “Like the majority across Scotland, people in Shetland strongly support Scotland remaining part of the UK. Working together and pooling our resources across the whole of the British Isles means we can share the benefits and spread the burdens.
“I look forward to making a positive case for Scotland staying in the UK and hearing from local people in Shetland.”
Maurice Mullay of Better Together Shetland said: “We’re really looking forward to the official launch of Better Together Shetland. We know there is strong local support for our campaign and, even prior to the official launch, we’ve had a really positive response.
“However, we’re certainly not being complacent. We need everyone in Shetland who wants Scotland to stay within the United Kingdom to get involved in the campaign, and the launch event is a great way to learn how to do that.”
National organiser Rob Murray added: “The response we have already been getting from Shetland has been fantastic; so many local people have expressed their support and wish to remain in the UK.
“This launch is a chance for local people to get involved in the campaign for a strong Scotland in the UK, regardless of campaigning experience, and to come along and get the facts on independence.”
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