On a damp evening on the 1st December 2014, nearly 60 folk from all over Fife packed into the St Clair Tavern in Kirkcaldy to participate in a lively discussion about a different way of doing politics.
People signed up to get involved and everyone was keen to share their ideas and experiences. We covered a whole range of subjects from participatory democracy to TTIP and fracking. As well as the discussion itself, people recorded on paper the main issues they thought the local group should be addressing as well as ideas for how we organise ourselves. These will inform what we do next.
Down the road somewhere, it was old-style politics of the few where Gordon Brown of Vow was saying goodbye. In the St Clair Tavern, we had our eyes on something bigger, broader and much more relevant to our community. This was grassroots politics in action and is just the beginning.