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Middlefield canvassing, week 3


Another sunny evening in Middlefield for canvassing! It’s been a great area, people have been very engaged with lots of questions and comments.

It’s not too late to get out and chap some doors – if you haven’t canvassed before, there are plenty of experienced folk to show you the ropes, and now is the time to start! We meet Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 at the KFC by the Haudagain Roundabout. Hope to see you soon!

Middlefield Canvassing, Week 2


Another brilliant night of canvassing, with nine people out including lots of new faces. Many thanks to everyone who came along! Lots of great conversations on the doorsteps, people really seem to be thinking about the referendum now. With less than a month to go, it’s the perfect time to get involved! Even if you’ve never canvassed before, we’ll pair you with someone who knows the ropes. Hope to see you soon!

Starting Middlefield Canvassing!


Lots of great conversations on the doors last night and tonight in Middlefield, with fifteen canvassers over the two nights, including some new faces – it’s never too late to get involved! Come along next Tuesday and Wednesday evening, meeting at 6:30 in the KFC car park.

The image above is from the local pub where we reconvened after canvassing. The proprietors kindly put up a poster advertising our next event, and left out a stack of flyers for folk to read. 2014 must be setting a world record for the number of political conversations in pubs!


Kincorth Canvass


Many thanks to everyone who came out on Wednesday to canvass in Kincorth! (in total 17 people and 2 dogs) Very positive response on the doors, with over 45% Yes, less than 20% No and around 35% Undecided.

Next week we’re starting in Middlefield, hope to see you there!

Get Canvassing!


by David – originally posted on Wee Ginger Dug

When I was wee, I remember two people who came knocking on my mum’s door to sell things. Onion Johnny – who in those innocent days probably really did come from France – sold onions from his bicycle. And the Betterware man sold brushes from an ancient suitcase that would definitely not conform to 21st century branding standards.

Mum was always very polite, and always bought onions, and I think sometimes bought a brush as well – it’s hard to be sure. While everyone in the house ate onions, only mum used brushes. The Betterware man “had a bad war” which is why she bought things from him, and while I have some idea what that means now – I suspect only a few people of this generation truly understand.

Now it’s my turn to knock on doors a couple of times a week selling something to complete strangers.

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Kincorth Canvassing Kickoff!


RIC Aberdeen are now canvassing in Kincorth for the next few weeks, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:00pm. Lots of positive conversations with residents and lots of new voters registered. Wednesday evening started with heavy rain, but it cleared up almost as soon as we started knocking on doors. Hope you can join us next week!

Tilly Stall & Canvassing



Last night RIC Aberdeen were out in Tillydrone for the last time, with a stall and four teams of canvassers. The stall saw a steady stream of visitors and chats from 5pm, and we encouraged several folks to register to vote. Canvassers reported lots of good conversations, including plenty of undecided voters moving towards voting Yes. Next we’re off to Kincorth!