Scotland’s Gateways is a team of volunteers from across the south of Scotland, who have worked for many months to create a source of information about the Scotland/England border, including how it works now and how it may work in the future. This is a very important topic which tends to be either ignored, or misrepresented. We will address this topic, filling this gap with a reliable resource. We hope to provide reassurance about many day to day issues affecting those who live, work, trade or travel across the border.
We plan to provide a free pack of information on many border related matters, to distribute to other volunteer groups close to the border. This will include ‘soundbite’ cards on topics such as the health service, currency and the border, as well as a booklet of in-depth information. If funds allow, we will also run an accessible to all, online resource containing this information, and some promotional items such as badges and banners.
We anticipate that the volunteer groups who receive the packs, will use them to encourage ordinary people to talk about the border and raise any thoughts or questions they may have about it. The more money we raise, the more people we can reach, sharing reliable information on issues which affect their daily lives. Any additional donations will be used to provide more resources. If we can’t meet our target, we will reduce the resources accordingly. No member of Scotland’s Gateways will receive any financial benefit from this fundraiser. All funds raised go towards the project.