From: Arthur Cormack [arthur_dot_cormack_at_btconnect_dot_com]
Sent: 10 April 2007 22:52
Subject: Deasbad Mr nan Eilean | The Big Islands Debate | Portree _at_ 7pm on 26 April
Hello a h-uile duine

The Big Islands Debate Deasbad Mr nan Eilean will take place at 7pm in the Aros Centre, Portree, on Thursday 26 April as part of a larger series, details of which can be found at

Lesley Riddoch will be in the Chair, and there will be music from Babelfish - Jo Bingham (flute, whistle); Iain Copeland (drums, percussion); Adam Sutherland (fiddle); John Somerville (accordion); Andy Thorburn (keyboards)

So far, on the panel we have Eleanor Scott (Scottish Green Party), John Farquhar Munro (Lib Dems) and Michael Russell (SNP).  We have been waiting for a couple of weeks for the Conservatives and Labour to give us names, but to no avail so far.  They are being pursued daily, and we also hope to have a couple of non party-political people to add to the debate.

The event is absolutely FREE, but please do reserve a ticket by calling Aros on 01478 613750.  Seats are limited to the capacity of Aros, so if you want to come along, get in early and book now!

To remind folk, the following are the areas of debate previously circulated, and to which a lot of you added points previously.  This is not an exhaustive list at all, but it is highly unlikely that all areas can all be covered in the time available.  If you want to be sure of getting your question asked on the night, please send it back to me as soon as possible by e-mail.  I need to get the top 5 questions as soon as I can in order to get the debate going, but I should stress that there will be plenty time for questions from the floor on the night also.  We would like to have some in advance, however, so WHATS YOUR No 1 BURNING QUESTION THAT MUST BE ASKED?  Send a reply to me at this address to let me know.

More information as names are confirmed.  Please pass this e-mail onto anyone you think may be interested in the debate.








Deagh dhrachd

Arthur Cormack