Undecided Inverurie voters learn more about ‘Yes’ vote

Nicola Sturgeon with Kevin Pope of Oldmeldrum ahead of the Q&A session in a packed Kintore Arms
Nicola Sturgeon with Kevin Pope of Oldmeldrum ahead of the Q&A session in a packed Kintore Arms

Hundreds of undecided voters attended a meeting in Inverurie to hear an address by Scotland’s Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

There was a standing room only for the event, which was held on behalf of ‘Yes Scotland’, and took place in the town’s Kintore Arms Hotel last week.

At the meeting Ms Sturgeon said that the voters will face a choice between Westminster cuts or investment through independence at the referendum in September.

Voters listened to the SNP Depute Leader describe her views on how voting ‘No’ could jeopardise Scotland’s NHS system and place in the EU, due to the effects of NHS privatisation and budget cuts south of the border, as well as the threat of an in-out referendum on EU membership.

Ms Sturgeon then went on to outline the benefits local people at the meeting could expect if they vote ‘Yes’.

She said: “With a Yes vote we will be able to invest more in boosting economic growth - and protect Scotland from the danger of being dragged out of Europe by Westminster politicians dancing to UKIP’s agenda.

“Perhaps most importantly of all we will be able to continue to protect Scotland’s NHS from the damage caused by the privatisation agenda that is wreaking havoc on the NHS in England.

“A Yes vote is a vote that values and protects our public services, instead of sacrificing the services people rely on to the ongoing cuts agenda at Westminster.”