Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite goes on campaign trail for Scottish ‘Yes’ vote

The frontman has been out canvassing voters to vote in favour of independence

Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite has been out on the campaign trail in Scotland.

The frontman has been vocal in his support for the ‘Yes’ campaign for an independent Scotland, and yesterday (September 16) tweeted a picture of a household he had visited while out canvassing.


He also hit out at what he claimed was a media bias against the ‘Yes’ campaigners. “The print press trying to paint independence campaigners as bampots is as feeble as it’s predictable. Simply untrue (& desperate),” he wrote.

Earlier this week (September 15), Mogwai performed at a pro-independence event A Night for Scotland at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall where Braithwaite told the crowd: “We all know what a historic week this is and we all know what we’ve got to do. So let’s all vote ‘Yes’.”

Other artists on the bill included Franz Ferdinand, Amy Macdonald, Frightened Rabbit, Eddi Reader and Deacon Blue’s Lorraine McIntosh and Ricky Ross. The crowd of almost 3,000 waved saltire flags throughout the event, which organiser Tommy Sheppard said was intended to galvanise activists in the final hours of campaigning.


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