SNP Convention on Independence

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Our forthcoming Convention on Independence at the Caird Hall in Dundee on Saturday 24th June is the first fresh opportunity for SNP members to gather and discuss our strategy for securing Scotland’s independence.

This exciting event kick starts a summer programme of independence campaigning activity, including leafleting, canvassing, and regional assemblies; all culminating in our Annual Conference in October, where delegates will officially decide our independence strategy.

Humza will open the conversation at our Convention, setting out his view on the way forward for the people of Scotland to express a clear view on how we advance the cause of independence.

The event is divided into two packed sessions where members’ contributions are at its heart. The first, on the path to independence, will include speakers from the SNP, the wider independence movement, and contributions from the floor. The second will focus on general election strategy.

Members will also be able to take part in a number of interactive activist workshops.

Doors will open at 10:00am and the event will start at 10:30am.

The Convention is open to all members, and a set number of tickets are allocated to each region to help ensure a balanced participation from across the nation.

Book tickets for your region below:

Highlands and Islands

Central Scotland


West of Scotland

South of Scotland


North East

Mid Scotland and Fife

You can book a maximum of two tickets for the event, but all those attending must be current SNP members, matching the region they booked for.

All those attending will be required to show their membership card and a ticket to gain entry to the event.



10h30             Welcome to Dundee, Cllr John Alexander

Introduction from Keith Brown MSP, Depute Leader

10h35              Speech from Humza Yousaf MSP, SNP Leader and First Minister

11h00              Speech from John Swinney MSP

11h15               Independence Panel: “Why not Scotland?” Chaired by Kate Forbes MSP

Speakers: Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp, Lesley Riddoch, Paul Kavanagh

12h00              Keith Brown MSP, Depute Leader – The Summer Campaign for Independence  

12h15               Lunch break & Workshops

13h30              Session 1: Vote SNP for Independence – Winning the General Election

Presentation from Stephen Flynn MP, Mhairi Black MP and Stewart Hosie MP:  “A Campaign to Win”

Member Contributions

15h00              Session 2: Creating an Independent Scotland

Introduced by Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Independence

Member Contributions

16h30             Speech from Mhairi Black MP

17h00             Close


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