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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Alan Bissett to make Appearance in Locharbriggs


One of Scotland's leading writers will speak at a Dumfries community centre this week as part of a series of meetings for voters undecided about the independence referendum.

Alan Bissett, author of Boy Racers, Death of a Ladies Man and the Moira Monologues will be at Locharbriggs Community Centre on Friday 9th May at 7pm at the invitation of Yes Dumfries, the local campaign for a yes vote in September. The event is free to attend.

Bissett will be joined by Richard Arkless of Business for Scotland, which recently hit the headlines for forcing the bosses union the CBI to register as an anti-independence group. Locals will also hear from Willie MacDonald from Labour for Independence and Joan McAlpine, South of Scotland MSP.

Bissett, who is from Falkirk, is currently rehearsing a play which will run at the Edinburgh Festival this August. Called "The Pure, The Dead and The Brilliant", it features Elaine C Smith and a cast of young actors. The play is funded by public donations via the crowd-funding website indiegogo. It raised £15,000 worth in a few weeks and is supported by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh.

Bissett is an ambassador for National Collective, the Scotland wide artists movement for independence. Speaking about his new play recently he said:

"The world's media and international audiences will be watching to see what we have to say about it. I decided to do the play primarily because there's only one month before the referendum and I wanted to use my voice and this platform to try and nudge people towards a yes vote."

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