A “CRACKING” line-up has been organised for the return of the youth conference organised by the Aberdeen Independence Movement (AIM).

As Covid restrictions loosen, the group is kicking off the return of physical events by bringing together young people to prepare for the next referendum campaign. There will be three parts to the event next Saturday.

The first section will be on how an independent Scotland could be a greener country that could lead the world in tackling climate change and will be led by Maggie Chapman MSP.

The second section will look at the future of Aberdeen in an independent Scotland and will be led by Stephen Flynn MP. This will be followed by a workshop on youth engagement in the campaign for independence led by AIM co-chair Fatima Joji.

AIM Co-Organiser and Youth Officer Rob Rosie stressed the importance of the voice of youth to the independence campaign.

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“It’s great to be back doing in person events now that restrictions have loosened,” he said.

“As we build back from the pandemic, it’s more important

than ever that we have youth voices taking a leading role in the campaign for independence. We have a cracking line-up for this event and it’ll be a fantastic opportunity for young folk in Aberdeen to engage with politicians who will be the face of the next Yes campaign.”

AIM Youth Conference will take place on August 21at 4pm, in the upstairs event space above the Gaelic Lane Café just off Belmont Street, Aberdeen.

Although there will be a youth focus, independence supporters of all ages are welcome to attend. Attendees will also be able to enjoy discounted tickets to AIM’s pre-SNP conference event in September.

Entry at the door will be available but booking is encouraged to avoid disappointment. Tickets available at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aim-youth-conference-tickets-165675699477.