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Burns Night/Election Victory Celebration – Last Night in EU

Friday, 31 January 2020: a difficult day for all of Scotland, as we were taken out of the EU against our will.

However, Almond & Earn SNP Branch decided to turn sadness and adversity into a celebration of all things Scottish, and had a joint Burns Night/Election Victory get together for members of SNP branches across Ochil and South Perthshire.

Towards 11 pm some of the party, including our Perthshire MPs, John Nicolson and Pete Wishart, made their way into town to meet John Swinney, Deputy First Minister, and members of Perth4Europe and pro-Europe supporters, to sing a specially worded version of Ode to Joy, and Auld Lang Syne at 11 pm.

It was a moving finale to the last day of the UK’s membership of the European Union, and tears were shed. Pete Wishart summed up the prevailing mood of the crowd though, ending a short speech with the rousing cry; We’ll be back!
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Carol Mair

Almond & Earn SNP Membership Secretary and Women’s Officer.