So, I’ve been refurbishing the blog lately. New design, new pages and a shiny new list of Pro-indy (or at least balanced) sources of information for the Referendum debate.
A colleague was at a conference the other day, where Iain Macwhirter spoke. Apparently he made the point that libraries are even more important today because the people of Scotland cannot trust the press. They need places to go and find answers for themselves. He feels so strongly about this that he brought it up at a librarianship conference!
Though I obviously agree totally about the importance of libraries, the Referendum is less than 100 days away. People need information now. We only have to open a newspaper or turn on the tv to see the latest pronouncements from Project Fear but where can we go for the positive, hopeful arguments of the Yes campaign? Or, at the very least, un-biased coverage? Luckily we have t’internets.
Hence, my decision to include some ‘Independence links’ on this blog. It is a short list but a good one. Some very important and vibrant sites here, including a couple that contain links to many others. I especially point out the Scottish Parliament’s Referendum Hub: balanced, unbiased and crafted by librarians – what more could you wish for?
Also, I came across this Gaelic campaign Twibbon online:
Am bu chòir do dh’Alba a bhith na dùthaich neo-eisimeileach? BU CHÒIR!
(Should Scotland be an independent country? IT SHOULD!)