SARAH BEATTIE-SMITH

“Don’t think of art and politics as separate parts of your life – you can do both”. These were the simple words of Katharine from The Stove in Dumfries that, in a few seconds, managed to make disparate bits of my life make sense. Our conversation took place at a thoroughly inspiring event – Art_Inbetween …

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Last night I went to see David Greig’s phenomenal theatre adaptation of Alasdair Gray’s epic novel Lanark. Afterwards David’s mum asked me what I thought. I was dumbstruck.  And not just because it was a brilliant piece of theatre but because I knew that if I started to talk about how I really felt, I’d …

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Today I joined what felt like every MSP in Parliament for the launch of the One in Five campaign. Ambassadors Pam Duncan-Glancy and Jamie Szymkowiak have done an incredible job in just a couple of weeks to create this brilliant campaign which aims to encourage, empower and increase political participation amongst disabled people in Scotland.

Vote Sarah for the South of Scotland

March 18, 2015


Alongside some fantastic candidates, I had the privilege of speaking at a hustings for Scottish Green Party members in Castle Douglas recently. Hosted by the Dumfries and Galloway branch, the hustings formed part of the selection process for the party to choose its candidates for the South of Scotland regional list ahead of the 2016 Holyrood election.

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Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale. It’s the Westminster constituency currently home to Scotland’s only Tory and it’s roughly the same size as Belgium. But those facts don’t tell you much about the area, its people and the issues they face. To find out what the constituency is really like, I accompanied Scottish Green Party candidate for …

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