Yestival is the centre of the cultural movement for independence – a month-long national grassroots festival taking place across Scotland during the month of July.

Travelling across Scotland from the 30th June until the 3rd August, the Yestival tour will showcase the grassroots cultural movement for Scottish Independence and will include communities in the Scottish Borders, Dumfries & Galloway, central Scotland, Western Isles, the Highlands, Orkney, Shetland, the North East, Angus, Perthshire and Fife as well as all of the country’s seven cities.

The busy schedule will include a mixture of small gatherings, pop-up happenings and larger scale events together with a few surprises along the way.

All of this is possible after a highly successful crowdfunder which raised the targeted £30,000 to help make Yestival happen. It cannot be overstated how much each contribution is appreciated. A massive thank you goes out to everyone who has donated.

Featuring an array of artists, the Yestival tour is only one part of Yestival – our month long celebration in communities across the whole of Scotland. We’d love to visit every single town, village, nook and cranny of the country but time is against us. Beyond the tour itself we encourage other yes activists to host events in their own communities throughout July. Whether your event involves music, theatre, art, film, discussion or debate, get creative and take part in the Summer of Independence! Yestival will showcase this buzzing grassroots activity on our media platforms for the world to see. This is our one big opportunity to show the world we can Imagine a Better Scotland.

Leaving on the 30th June from National Collective’s subterranean headquarters in Leith, The Art Cave, the touring party will travel the length and breadth of Scotland and is hosting events in the following locations on these dates:

30 June – Haddington (Facebook / Free and Unticketed)
01 July – Melrose (Facebook / Free and Unticketed)
02 July – Sanquhar (Facebook / Free and Unticketed)
03 July – Ayr (Facebook / Free and Unticketed)
04-05 July – Glasgow (Facebook / Free and Unticketed)
06 July – Glasgow / Festival of the Common Weal (Facebook / Free Tickets)
08 July – Falkirk (Facebook / Free and Unticketed)
09-12 July – Edinburgh / National Collective: Imagine a Better Scotland at Summerhall (Facebook / Free Tickets)
13 July – Fort William (Facebook / Free and Unticketed)
16 July – North Uist (Facebook / Free and Unticketed)
17 July – Harris (Facebook / Free and Unticketed)
18 July – Skye (Facebook / Free and Unticketed)
19 July – Ullapool (Facebook / Free and Unticketed)
20 July – Inverness
21-22 July – Orkney (Facebook / Free and Unticketed)
23 July – Shetland (Facebook / Free and Unticketed)
24 July – Shetland (Facebook / Free and Unticketed)
25 July – Lossiemouth (Facebook / Free and Unticketed)
26 July – Aberdeen
28 July – Montrose (Facebook / Free and Unticketed)
29 July – Arbroath (Facebook) / Free and Unticketed)
30 July – Dundee
31 July – Perth (Facebook) / Free and Unticketed)
01 August – St Andrews (Facebook / Free and Unticketed)
02 August – Stirling

Further information about each event will be released shortly.

  1. Noirin Blackie

    Hi this is fab and I cannot believe I haven’t caught up with you! Where are you going to be from now on? We are in East Lothian. YES!

    • nationalcollective

      We finished the Yestival tour in Stirling on Saturday night – but if you can make it to Edinburgh we are extending Yestival for the One Love reggae concert at Studio 24 on Tuesday night, and we have shows at the Scottish Storytelling Centre throughout the Fringe called National Collective Presents… We’re absolutely nowhere near ready to stop the Summer of Independence yet, so keep in touch and keep spreading the word… 🙂

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