Event: Home Rule: What Might it mean for Democracy?
Venue: Hemma Bar, 73 Holyrood Road
ERS Scotland, the Democratic Society Scotland and the Campaign for Scottish Home Rule invite you to join us in the first of a series of consultation events discussing home rule and what it could mean for Scotland.
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