Travelling festival of culture and politics part of ‘Summer of Independence’

The tour of culture and politics has been organised by National Collective, the cultural campaign for a Yes vote, as part of a summer of independence – with some of Scotland’s top writers, musicians and artists involved.

The travelling ‘Yestival’ will reach North Uist on July 16th and Harris on July 17th as part of a cultural tour in advance of the independence referendum.

The Harris and North Uist events will feature Dol Eoin MacKinnon, Kieran Hurley and more. Yestival has been endorsed by artists including Julie Fowlis, who featured in Pixar film Brave; RM Hubbert, 2013 Scottish Album of the Year winner; and leading playwright David Greig.

The Yestival tour has been funded by donation, with more than £30,000 being donated by supporters through online crowdfunding. Andrew Barr, a National Collective member who will be going on the tour, commented: “We’re living history right now. There’s a real buzz around Scotland and that’s only going to build as we get closer to September.”

The tour is free to attend and will reach Tarbert Community Centre in Harris at 8PM (doors 7:45PM) and Carinish Village Hall in North Uist at 8:15PM (doors 8PM).