It wasn't easy, At the time it was the biggest single import we'd done and it was hit by snags , and delays, and initial doubts from donors.
But eventually, with help along the way, we succeeded and provided #Indyref1 with a great shot in the arm at a crucial period. This time around we're making another 6000 of the original Yes Saltires, 3000 EU Saltires, 1500 Yes Saltire Car Flags, and 1500 sets of Yes Saltire car wing mirror covers**.
The flags became the iconic image of 2014 and were no doubt a contributing factor in the surge towards Yes that had many of us thinking we'd done enough to secure victory on that never to be forgotten day.
As we know too well it wasn't to be. But time moves on, the message that Independence is the best way forward for Scotland is reaching more people than ever before.
Today Yes leads in an establishment run opinion poll and there is a clamour for a date to be called to test opinion properly.
This time round our support is much broader. Many more EU citizens and New Scots realise why we want independence from the UK. Scotland stands on the brink of an unwanted, potentially disastrous Brexit which it didn't vote for.
To this end, and to support the majority remain position in Scotland we also plan making 3000 more of the EU Saltires first brought in by Ayemail. Including the new Yes designs currently in production with Ayemail that makes around 20,000 visual statements of intent for Scotland to be self governing, and inclusive!Logistics also will be easier this time around. We have a growing business of our own with ready access to distribution contracts as well as an established network of Yes groups and hubs the length and breadth of the country to and from where these flags can be distributed.
The financial equation is much the same as has been previously explained by Ayemail. Each flag will cost around £1.25 imported, they will be given, either directly or in package deals to Yes hubs and groups for them to sell on or distribute as they see fit in their area to raise the profile of the Yes cause and the Right of Scotland to determine, once and for all her own future.
As in 2014 we will take no profit from this venture. Any excess funds that do come our way will be passed on to Yes causes as a future referendum, or political stand-off - we don't know how this will pan out- unfolds.
There will be various, basic, perks available to donors large and small.
We anticipate this crowdfunder to ultimately generate a minimum of 4 to 5 times it's final total in finance for local Yes groups on the ground once campaigning gets underway!
Time is very short. Brexit happening on October 31st will mean potential chaos at UK ports so all goods are timed to arrive and clear customs before that date*.
With this in mind we have already sent a deposit to instigate production out of our own pockets. We anticipate running the fundraiser until around mid September but as yet no closing date has been set.
Please do what you can to help Yes be ready for the final leg of Scotlands long walk to freedom.
Donate, Share, Tweet, tell those not on Social Media about this campaign, and remember, these flags work!
The Perks - Donate £10 and you'll receive a flag in the post
Donate £100 and you'll receive 10 flags in the post
Friends of Scotland
NOW IS THE TIME!!
If there has been no movement towards a formal campaign at the time of the flags arriving we anticipate storing the bulk of them until such time as a formal campaign begins. Perks and a limited number may be distributed but the purpose of this merchandise is to support an active campaign, when it happens, in whatever form that takes.
**Important Notice 2.
A final decision was made to split between 1500 Car Flags and 1500 sets of wing mirror covers.
- Carol Jardine
- Christina Miller
- Eileen Black
- henry mcintosh
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