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National Banner Library


This is an initiative organised by Grassroots Oban

The Concept
Each local YES / Indy group pays for five banners, which will be printed by Edinburgh Banners and send directly to the group. The banners will be displayed for a month on sites in the group’s area, then at the end of the month each group will exchange its banners with another group. This way banners will be rotated regularly enough to keep the public interested.

The Banners
The banners will be heavy duty vinyl with eyelets. Initially we would ask each group to choose five designs from those on https://grassrootsoban.scot/banner-library/

As designs are chosen and paid for they will be removed from the gallery. The first 21 banners are not shown in the correct 2 – 1 aspect ratio, but are currently being redesigned by Colin Dunne (IndyPosterBoy) to fit this format

Please send an email with your chosen designs to banners@grassrootsoban.scot . Banners should be identified by the names underneath them. Payment should be by bank transfer or (if absolutely necessary) by cheque to Grassroots Oban. We will provide the bank details when you order. Once we have received payment we will send the order and the print file to Edinburgh Banners and arrange for the banners to be sent directly to you. The price per banner includes a charge for postage.

For a total investment of £150 and a commitment to swap with another group once a month your YES group can keep an interesting and varied selection of engaging indy memes in the public eye in your area. Groups with a bigger area/more potential sites will be able to order a second collection of 5, and we will be adding to the current 36 designs as the scheme takes off.

Great idea ScotRenewables. They can then be carried at AUOB marches.

Has your YES group joined the National Banner Library yet?

Looking for local YES groups to join the library. Sponsor 5 banners and rotate every month with other groups to create a constantly changing collection of fascinating info and memes to get people thinking.

Now IS the time for this. It’s an affordable and effective alternative to a billboard campaign that we can all get behind.


Note -  the joining cost is £160, not £150, to cover the initial cost of posting out the first banners to each group.

Quick update:

5 YES groups already joined, lots more interest. We have also arranged insurance to help cover stolen or vandalised banners up to two thirds of the replacement cost, but we ask people to think carefully when selecting places to display them.

Several new designs since I first posted,  and more in the pipeline. If you have any good ideas for banners please post them here or contact Grassroots Oban.



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