Democracy for Scotland tent

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Travelling stall, used by the Democracy for Scotland campaign to get signatures asking for a Scottish Parliament.This is the final version of a home-made 'mini vigil' travelling stall, used by members of the Democracy for Scotland campaign to take their message to towns and cities throughout Scotland and to get signatures for the petition asking for a Scottish Parliament. It was used from 1993 to September 1997, when the results of a national Devolution Referendum confirmed overwhelmingly that Scotland would again have its own parliament. The main Vigil for a Scottish Parliament was set up on Calton Hill in Edinburgh after the General Election of 1992, with a pledge to keep it continuously occupied until a Scottish Parliament was achieved. After 1980 days of continuous occupation its work was done.

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