AS the Yes movement develops, it is good to see people and groups coming together to pool experience and cooperate on projects to assist the cause of independence.

The new alliance that calls itself the North East Independence Groups (NEIG) is made up of Aye Aberdeen, Aye Ellon, #Scotref Peterhead, Yes 2 Stonehaven & Mearns, Common Weal Aberdeen, Aye Banffshire Coast, Yes Angus and the Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire Greens.

On June 30 it will host a workshop for independence activists and individuals who wish to reassure the undecided on the merits of independence.

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It will take place in the Station Hotel, 78 Guild Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6GN on Sunday June 30 from 1pm to 5pm. Details are on Eventbrite.

The workshop will look at “the power of framing” because, as many Yessers are learning, “it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it”.

NEIG said: “If you are interested in helping out with stalls, canvassing or any other campaigning activities in the upcoming independence campaign then this one is for you.

“Examples of topics covered are reframing essentials, communication techniques and participant action plans.”

There will be a £5 charge, which includes tea or coffee at the break, to cover costs.

NEIG added: “Numbers are limited to 30. There are a limited number of subsidised (free) tickets for those who are out of work and would like to participate.”