A REMINDER that two SNP MPs on either side of the Lothians are to shortly give talks and answer questions online on subjects dear to their hearts.

The first to give her thoughts will be Hannah Bardell, SNP MP for Livingston, who has agreed to take part in a Zoom session with Yes Pentlands, supported by Yes Edinburgh and Lothians.

The topic is the subject of the way forward to independence, a matter on which Yes Edinburgh and Lothians wrote to all local independence-supporting MPs and MSPs last year.

Yes groups, independence-supporting groups and individuals are all invited to take part in this free event between 7pm and 8.30pm on Friday.

You are asked to register at Eventbrite, and Zoom details will be sent to you shortly before the event.

East Lothian MP Kenny MacAskill also has his views on the way forward for indy, but next Wednesday, January 20, from 7.30pm he will be talking about Scottish history – register on Eventbrite, please.

Yes Dunbar said: “We are delighted that just before Burns Night, East Lothian’s MP will join us for a talk that is completely away from current party political issues.

“Kenny is also well known as a writer on Scottish history, and in particular he is the author of the book Radical Scotland, published in 2020.

“He will focus on some of the key men and women in history who made radical challenges to the establishment that was running Scotland in the centuries following the 1707 Act of Union.”