VOICES for Scotland, set up in 2019 by the Scottish Independence Convention, is hosting two crucial online meetings over the next seven days to try and define its strategy for the months ahead.

The group will host two Zoom meetings, the first tomorrow night, Thursday, January 14, at 6pm and the second a week tomorrow , Thursday January 21, also at 6pm.

The campaigning group told The National: “Voices for Scotland is delighted to kick off the year by hosting a Get Together tomorrow, at 6pm on Zoom to talk about campaign strategy in 2021. This is a great opportunity for people from across Scotland to come together, share ideas and discuss their priorities for campaigning in 2021.

“How we cope with the current lockdown and rising Covid-19 cases in the next few weeks is going to be crucial to how the rest of the year pans out, with the months ahead full of uncertainty.

“The need for independence has never been greater and even with an unpredictable year ahead, one thing we can be sure of is the movement continuing to make the positive case for independence.

“That’s why it’s so important that we get together, get organised and plan now. For the growth in support for independence to continue in the right direction, we need to have the right conversations with the right people in the right way.

“As a non-party-political, civic organisation, Voices for Scotland acts as a vehicle for people to campaign on the issues important to them, providing resources and support to help people have rational, friendly, informed and educated discussions amongst their own peer group to help create a positive vision for an independent Scotland.

“It is not our job to tell you what issues you should be talking about, we’re here to bring people together and provide a platform for the issues that matter to you, your family and community. Our Get Together event on Thursday will begin with an overview of some of the approaches we will want to consider then move into breakout discussions to set out some priorities for the year ahead.

“There will be a follow-up meeting on 21 January to create an action plan from the priorities identified at the session on 14 January, giving us a solid plan created by independence supporters who put their visions and ideas for a healthier, greener, happier and more wealthy independent Scotland at the heart of the campaign.

“It’s this vision, and the steps we need to take to get there, that will allow us to speak to the undecided voters; those who are key to continued growth in support for independence.”

More information and details on how to sign up for both of the sessions can be found at voicesforscotland.scot/events.