Sir Malcolm launches the 
Referendum campaign

Gordon MP Sir Malcolm Bruce campaigning locally in support of Better Together.
Gordon MP Sir Malcolm Bruce campaigning locally in support of Better Together.

Gordon MP Sir Malcolm Bruce has announced the launch of his Road to Referendum campaign.

The drive will see the Liberal Democrat holding a series of open public meetings - starting this weekend - across the North-east to provide constituents with an opportunity to get their questions on independence answered.

The question of whether Scotland should become an independent country will be put to the country in four months, on September 18.

Speaking about his decision to hold the public meetings, Sir Malcolm said: “The question facing the people of Scotland on September 18th is the most important one in our lifetimes

“There can be no going back from independence and I am determined to play my part in helping people get access to the information they need to make up their minds.

“I know from my growing postbag and speaking to constituents across Gordon, that local people want answers to the important questions raised by separation, and that is why I have decided to hit the road around my constituency to discuss these important issues directly with my constituents.”

He added: “Anyone can attend these public meetings whatever their views, and I would encourage them to bring their family, neighbours and friends.

“I will endeavour to do my best to answer any questions posed by my constituents, and look forward to interesting discussions with them.”

Liberal Democrat prospective Parliamentary candidate for Gordon, Christine Jardine, and North East MSP Alison McInnes will also speak at some of the meetings.

The public meetings will be held at the following times and venues, with more to be held in August:

Saturday, May 17 - St Mary’s Church Hall, Inverurie, 2-4pm; Saturday, May 24, Front Room, Stewart’s Hall, Huntly, 2-4pm; Saturday, June 7 - Upper Room, Kirk Centre, Ellon 2-4pm.

The meetings are being advertised through posters, emails, social media and flyers. Members of the public can just turn up, but for further information they can visit malcolmbruce.org.uk