AS regular readers will know, we always love to highlight grassroots events, and here are a couple that will have particular appeal later this month.

First up is Trossachs & Teith SNP Burns Supper which is being held at Blair Drummond Community Hall on Friday January 17 from 7.30pm.

They have managed to procure some terrific speakers and entertainers including The National’s own Paul Kavanagh, alias the Wee Ginger Dug.

Newly elected MP for Stirling Alyn Smith and his colleague Alison Thewliss, MP for Glasgow Central, will also be speaking as will a special guest from Wales, Plaid Cymru assembly member Delyth Jewell.

Crawford Logan and Alastair MacDonald complete an impressive lineup.

Tickets priced £25 are available from or call 07899 895767 or 07792 594405.

On Friday January 31 from 7pm, Yes Eastwood and Yes Southside in Glasgow are hosting a quiz night for Scottish independence.

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This quiz night will have a number of big prizes and there will be a variety of different categories. There’s a maximum of six people per team and refreshments will be available.

The organisers said: “Come along with your friends and family for a lively fun filled night.

“With this year being so important to our cause, this is a great opportunity to get together before a busy year of campaigning.”

The venue is Pollokshaws Bowling Club. Register on Eventbrite.