Yes mobile is a green machine on big mission

Chris Law and his Spirit of Independence Green Goddess fire engine
Chris Law and his Spirit of Independence Green Goddess fire engine

Former Himalayan expedition leader Chris Law has taken on a challenge with a difference – touring the country in a converted ‘Green Goddess’ in support of the YES campaign.

The ‘Spirit of Independence’ campaign has seen Chris travel through both rural and urban Scotland – covering coastlines, highlands, lowlands and islands, from housing schemes to country pubs – spreading the word.

Along an estimated 3000 miles of roads, he will deliver information as part of a ‘working together plan’ in his refurbished 1950s Green Goddess fire engine.

Painted a stunning bright blue, she now has the ‘Spirit of Independence’ logo and art work adorning her sides.

Chris, who led expeditions through the Himalayas on 1950s vintage motorcycles, has actively been involved in the YES campaign for the past three years.

The feedback on the doorsteps he received was that ‘we don’t have enough breadth of information’ and, ‘we don’t trust politicians’.

With this in mind he decided along with his committed group of volunteers it was time to spread the word by travelling the length and breadth of Scotland delivering a range of YES campaign material.

Chris and his unique Yes-mobile will be visiting Linlithgow on Friday, September 12.

He will be parked in front of the Sheriff Court between 10am-1pm and is quite happy to chat with locals.

Chris said: “It became obvious to me and the team involved that there was no cross campaign group, yet they all shared a more positive, democratic and fairer vision of how an Independent Scotland could be”.

Chris offers to speak anywhere that he is required, either on the street or in a public hall debate, to spread the word.