IT’S always nice to get e-mails from Yes groups across the country asking us to include items on the Notice board, our unique service to the pro-independence movement.

James Cassidy wrote to tell us about an event that’s going to be held early next month by Airdrie for Independence

He wrote: “I’d be grateful if you can squeeze it in, as we get a lot of people attending because they have seen it in The National. Thank you for all your support, it is much appreciated.”

Happy to oblige, Jim, and how about this for a revelation by him: “I’m absolutely amazed at the dedication shown by so many members of the independence movement. At our last event a few weeks ago we had someone come all the way from Brechin – by public transport!”

That’s the sort of commitment that will win us independence, and next time around our broadcasters and media will also have to have a commitment – to factual reporting without bias.

Cassidy continued: “Professor John Robertson has been instrumental in documenting and exposing the bias in BBC Scotland’s TV and radio coverage. On Sunday 3rd November Professor Robertson will be the special guest of Airdrie for Independence for a talk entitled Distorting Scotland where he will examine the BBC’s coverage of Scottish NHS issues and how it is used to wage a proxy war on the Scottish Government.”

The free talk is at One Wellwynd Centre, 35 Wellwynd, Airdrie, from 12.30pm. There’s parking available.