DEPUTY First Minister Shona Robison will be among those speaking at an event organised by Dundee SNP and the Dundee and Angus Independence Group (DAIG) on the importance of the wellbeing economy.

The event, titled Pints and Politics: Wellbeing Economy, is due to take place on June 17 at the Fairfield Community Sports Hub in Dundee from 7pm. 

Also attending the event will be the CEO and founder of Business for Scotland Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp, who has written extensively on wellbeing economies, including in a piece for The National last month

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Councillor Siobhan Tolland, who represents Lochee for Dundee City Council, will be attending the event. She said: “A wellbeing economy marks a huge change in how we organise our society – a society not for profit, but for people.

“For that reason it becomes the driving force of what our independent Scotland can be. An independent Scotland must be a wellbeing one. This talk sets this in place just before the independence convention.”

According to the Scottish Government’s website, “making the transition to a wellbeing economy is a top priority”.

It goes on: “This means building an economy that operates within safe environmental limits, and which serves the collective wellbeing of current and future generations first and foremost.”

We previously told how other countries around the world were looking to Scotland in how to prioritise wellbeing in their approach to the economy.

Tickets for the event cost £8 and can be purchased HERE. They can also be purchased by calling 01382 903210. 

Lee Mills of Dundee SNP said he was “happy to be working collaboratively” with DAIG.

“This event is for anyone who needs to equip themselves with the knowledge and expertise of what a wellbeing economy can mean for an independent Scotland.”

DAIG’s Alistair Ballantyne added: “The wellbeing economy will improve the lives of those most affected by the hardships caused by the current austerity economy."