ONE of the most respected and certainly one of the most indefatigable activists for independence is Dr Craig Dalzell, head of policy and research for Common Weal.

He’s meeting with Yes Bellshill and Mossend on Friday from 7pm at Bellshill Academy, where he will discuss a favourite subject – namely, the currency options for an independent Scotland.

Expect several subjects to be raised such as sterlingisation, the Growth Commission, and a central bank for an independent Scotland.

Dalzell will then attend the meeting of the Common Weal South Ayrshire in the Glen Park Hotel in Ayr on Wednesday, October 17, where the Common Weal fiscal policy for an independent Scotland will be discussed from 7pm.

The fact that the hotel brews its own excellent beer on site may help to attract people.

Finally, Dalzell will be in Fort William on Friday, October 26, at the invitation of Aye2Aye Lochaber for a talk on ‘The Economy and the Growth Commission.’

Please check with the local organisers on for details of these events.

Here’s Dalzell’s own invitation to Yes groups: “As part of my role as head of policy and research for Common Weal I can often be found discussing our policy papers at public events. If your Common Weal local, Yes group, political party branch or any other organisation would like to host such an event, please get in touch.”

His arguments are convincing. Why not contact him?