Summer of Independence
Stories from a Nation in the Making


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Summer of Independence
Stories from a Nation in the Making

by Andrew Redmond Barr (Author)
Alan Bissett (Foreword)



ISBN: 9780993463204


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Summer of Independence: Stories from a Nation in the Making by Andrew Redmond Barr and Foreword by Alan Bissett (Paperback) (ISBN: 9780993463204)

"A beautifully written and illustrated journey through the momentous closing stages of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum campaign... An intimate, lucid and poignant insight into the very heart of the Yes movement by one of the co-founders of National Collective." Scott Lyall

"Andrew has captured that mood of optimism and joy, when it was all up for grabs, more accurately and powerfully than anything I’ve ever read... It is one of the most inspiring and resonant pieces you will find on this subject." Alan Bissett

"This is the story of a remarkable moment in Scottish history, told with the passion that characterised the movement... . An important contribution to our understanding of what we created, and are still creating." Bella Caledonia

"A remarkable book … Andrew has a talent to inspire." Ian Hamilton QC

"A compelling and beautifully written account from the frontline … A bittersweet eyewitness view of what it meant to be young, and young-at-heat, during the referendum campaign in Scotland … The writer has a keen sense of power dynamics, history and literature, but more importantly he has imagination and talent. We can have faith in Scotland’s future with young writers like this." Meaghan Delahunt

The Yes movement in the run-up to the 2014 Scottish independence referendum was not led by governments, parties or politicians, but by an unprecedented groundswell of passionate, spontaneous and self-organising volunteers. For many young people in particular the referendum became a platform for creativity, self-expression and challenging political convention. Summer of Independence is the first written account of that period from a grassroots perspective.

Andrew Redmond Barr is a writer and illustrator based in Edinburgh. In 2011, at the age of nineteen, he was one of the co-founders of National Collective, a small group of volunteers which led the arts campaign for Scottish independence.


ISBN 993463207
ISBN13 9780993463204
Publisher Word Power Books
Format Paperback
Publication date 06/06/2016
Pages 128
Weight (grammes) 651.00
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 198
Width (mm) 129