Yes na h-Eileanan an Iar has welcomed the result from a poll conducted by the Uist community newspaper Am Paipear which show Yes clearly in the lead among those who attended the independence debate held in Benbecula recently.
The results were:
Before the debate – Yes 49%, No 16%, Undecided 35%
After the debate – Yes 60%, No 24%, Undecided 16%
A spokesman for Yes na h-Eileanan an Iar commented: “This is the latest in a series of community organised referendum debates throughout the islands at which support for independence has emerged victorious and bodes well for a Yes vote in the Western Isles on the 18th September.”