THE National Roadshow arrives in Dundee today and will be based in the home of the Common Weal – the popular Butterfly Cafe in the city centre. Editor Callum Baird and his team of journalists will be setting up a live newsroom from the super-friendly indy nook on Commercial Street and they’re inviting our loyal family of readers, as well as new ones, to come along to tell us all about the issues that matter to them. We will be running a special Dundee edition tomorrow so don’t miss your chance to have your say.
In the evening, the Broughty Ferry SNP group is hosting the National Roadshow at the Broughty Castle Bowling Club from 7pm. Special guest speaker will be National columnist Paul Kavanagh, aka Wee Ginger Dug, and Callum will be there to answer any questions you have about our publication.
The National would like to thank Dominic Anderson, owner of the Butterfly Cafe, for helping us out with our roadshow by allowing our team to use his progressive political hub where people who support a range of political parties and an indepedent Scotland come together under one roof.
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The former hospitality consultant, who worked in five-star hotels and fine dining restaurants, came up with the idea for his cafe after visiting South Africa, where he regularly saw pop-up political cafes opening up.
Dominic, 32, from Dundee, said: “It is great news that The National is coming to Dundee and I’m very excited that they are using my cafe for their roadshow. The National is the only newspaper we have in the cafe, along with leaflets and books about the Common Weal.
“The cafe is an indy nook in a sense, a cool, quirky space where people can come together. People come in and pick up the Common Weal leaflets and books, and they are genuinely interested in what they have to say.
“Besides The National, it’s all progressive political stuff. There are no Saltires, no Yes stickers and no pictures of Nicola Sturgeon on the wall.”