IT’S the turn of the north west this weekend to show that the Yes DIY movement is truly pan-Scottish phenomenon.

Fort William on Saturday and Sunday will see Aye2Aye Lochaber bringing back another Better Scotland conference.

The organisers say: “Following on from our success last year, we bring you this year’s conference bigger and better and over two days with more speakers, a nighttime ceilidh – separate ticket needed for this – on Saturday and a day of workshops on the Sunday which also needs a separate ticket.”

The speakers for the main event which runs from 10am to 4pm on Saturday are National columnist George Kerevan, the journalist, economist, and former MP for East Lothian; Penny Cole, author and activist; Laurie Macfarlane, economics director at Open Democracy; Robin McAlpine Director of Common Weal; Katherine Trebeck, Director of Research for the Wellbeing Economies Alliance; and the Wee Ginger Dug with his owner The National’s own Paul Kavanagh.

A homemade lunch, teas and coffees are provided and a donation paid at the door,of £5 p/p is requested in order to help cover costs. Please register at Eventbrite.

Also taking place over the weekend is the Yes Journey to Skye. A few tickets remain for this Yes weekend with lots of music from acts including Amanda Brown. The ticket price of £54.99 includes travel and hotel accommodation in the Kings Arms Hotel at Kyleakin.