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One thing is clear, we won’t get an independent Scotland without an independent media. That’s what we’re creating. But we need your support to make that happen.

Please give whatever you can.

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You can make a one-off donation, or set up a monthly payment direct to our bank account. This shouldn’t cost you or us anything.

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You can donate by PayPal via the button below, this works for either a one-off donation, or a monthly payment. You don’t need a PayPal account to do this – there is an option for debit/credit cards too.

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You can also make a donation by cheque – payable to ‘Bella Caledonia’ and posted to:
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101 Comments

  • John Bottcher 7th January 2011 | 7:54 pm

    Is there a way I could pay a small monthly amount via direct debit to a bank account?

    Paypal drove me bonkers yesterday, and said it would take 7 days for money from my personal account to be transferred to my bank account. I’m not letting them profit from me.

    Regards,
    John

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    • bellacaledonia 10th January 2011 | 9:46 am

      Hi John – will contact you directly – but yes we’re setting up direct payment systems. Thanks for getting behind us!

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      • Andy McDonald 30th May 2011 | 7:26 pm

        Hi Bella staff,

        Could you pleas contact me as well to let me know how I can help.

        Cheers Andy McDonald —

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      • Andy McDonald 30th May 2011 | 7:27 pm

        Cripes Bella – I did not mean for my email addess to go live and paste it! Could you please edit it out.
        Thanks again,

        Andy

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        • bellacaledonia 30th May 2011 | 7:28 pm

          will do – tis gone….

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      • ron 28th September 2013 | 8:57 am

        donation on way, looking forward to reading closer, Great that theres a Scottish press starting up that is for scotland, and not press that is
        a branch of London/No campaign.

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      • roger gillies 5th October 2014 | 10:17 pm

        I would also rather pay by direct debit, please contact me as soon as this becomes available .. tho changing my back is on the cards after many many yrs as a customer/hostage, i live in the glenrothes area can anyone recommend a suitable local banking organisation ? as part o’ the buycott . cheers, roger .

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      • Lesley Watson 15th October 2014 | 2:00 pm

        Could you also let me know about direct debit. It just makes things easier all round.
        Lesley

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      • A McMahon 19th October 2014 | 9:07 am

        Yes, I’d like to do that too.

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    • Clive B Scott 26th September 2014 | 7:03 pm

      Cheque in post. Tried by credit card/Paypal but was defeated by bloody passwords and questions about the colour & make of my first car. Best wishes for this project. Regards, Clive B Scott

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      • bellacaledonia 26th September 2014 | 7:28 pm

        Thank you!

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    • HernanCortes 7th October 2014 | 8:33 am

      Can’t even create account…grrrrrr

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    • A Sovereign 19th October 2014 | 10:23 am

      Go onto your internet banking. Doesn’t matter which Bankster( Max Keiser- rt.com). You set up a “create new recipient” or something similar they’ll state and put in these sort code and account numbers and a reference if you like. Simply make regular or one off payments and this will cut out PayPal. Don’t give these shysters unnecessary fees for keeping YOUR money for themselves for seven days…… its not necessary. The money is in Bella Caledonia s Bank IMMEDIATELY you transfer. Don’t believe or trust any institution that says they need to do it that way. They’re only keeping your money for themselves. Good Luck

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    • daveluk 30th October 2014 | 9:30 am

      Just set up a small but monthly standing order, should start tomorrow, reference something like ‘donation dl’ – could you confirm the first payment arrives safely so I know i’ve got details right? ta

      Reply
  • Phil Mac Giolla Bhain 26th January 2011 | 12:34 pm

    I just discovered this site.
    Really excellent.
    Bookmarked.

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  • Paula Larkin 4th February 2011 | 10:44 am

    Hi,

    Excellent site can you add a link to us under film/video:

    Document Festival
    http://www.documentfilmfestival.org

    Cheers

    Paula

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    • bellacaledonia 4th February 2011 | 11:00 am

      Just added it! Thanks

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  • douglas shaw 7th February 2011 | 3:33 pm

    Dear Mike, I want to send you a copy of “Trident and International Law”, which was recently launched at the Scottish Parliament.
    Do you have an address?

    Douglas Shaw,,, Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre.

    for Janet Fenton

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  • Andy McDonald 30th May 2011 | 7:24 pm

    Yippee, just found this site – so good to have some brains who can add a more balance attitude to Scotland. Far too many people in power have the ability to put their name and greed before their country – and sell it out. We need people who will put their country before their career. Gordon Brown for instance – had redrawn the boundary off the coast of England in an attempt to steal Scots oil for the English in case we moved to independence – for what good it did him.

    I call those who behave like brown as having the “Roseberry infliction”.

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    • Cando 3rd October 2014 | 10:56 pm

      Not a fan of brown but understood it was Blair & D Dewer who moved the marine boundary & stole 7oil wells the night before the opening of the Scottish parlaiment?

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  • MartinB 22nd April 2012 | 8:13 pm

    And the money is needed for..? (curious, not suspicious)

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    • bellacaledonia 23rd April 2012 | 1:34 pm

      Hi Martin B, we’re doing some publicity material to try and build awareness of the site. We’re also organising a discussion event – and need some funds. All our work is voluntary and most always no-one gets paid for contributions…

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  • Steven Beaton 23rd April 2012 | 3:43 pm

    Hi folks. I’m trying to find your bank details for donations but can’t seem to locate it. Please point me in the right directon!!!
    Cheers

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    • bellacaledonia 23rd April 2012 | 4:15 pm

      Hi Steve

      Lloyds TSB
      Sort: 876892
      A/C: 75945360

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      • Steven Beaton 24th April 2012 | 9:28 am

        Thank you. Will set up a wee donation sometime this week.

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      • Steven Beaton 28th May 2012 | 11:13 am

        Apologies for the delay but I’ve finally managed to set up a wee donation starting on the 1st June. I would be obliged if you could confirm receipt to ensure that I have got all the details correct.

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    • Steven Beaton 6th June 2012 | 9:49 am

      Have finally managed to set up a small donation. Could you please confirm receipt to ensure I’ve got the details right?
      Thanks

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  • hanger17 5th May 2012 | 10:30 pm

    Hi, excellant stuff. Will blog a link to your site.

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  • Scots Renewables (@scotsrenewables) 13th May 2012 | 9:42 pm

    You know I’m a fan. Any chance of adding Scots Renewables to your blogroll?

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    • bellacaledonia 14th May 2012 | 9:21 am

      Yes absolutely – in fact – we’ll create a Green Scotland section…

      Reply
  • Steven Beaton 11th June 2012 | 3:20 pm

    Hello Bella Can you please confirm receipt of my direct debit?
    Thanks
    S.Beaton

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  • Dave Beveridge 6th July 2012 | 3:41 pm

    Hello

    I’ve got your site on the blogroll at http://www.cybernats.com. If you’re interested in linking back that’d be great.

    Best Regards

    Dave

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  • Clydebuilt 26th September 2012 | 8:35 am

    Bell C. …just made 2 posts on Indy march, finding I can only see the first 3 lines of typing the text doesn’t scroll , is this common?

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  • picpac67 5th November 2012 | 10:19 am

    Hi BC. Have been reading and contributing comments for a while. I also work with a great US site called The Greanville Post (TGP) and have passed on links to BC articles. The editor Patrice Greanville would like to be able to post occasional BC articles. And he’d really appreciate it if BC could carry a link to TGP and its Punto Press arm which is publishing Gaither Stewart’s “Europe Trilogy”. Could I post a copy of the recently published second volume (“Lily Pad Roll”) to you for review?
    Thanks
    Paul

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  • John Böttcher (@John_Boettcher) 4th January 2013 | 9:52 pm

    Just noticed you’ve added bank details. (I mostly read this site using an RSS reader and just read your 1/1/2013 post).

    I’ve popped £30 in, let me know if I’ve got the details right and I’ll make a small donation every month I have spare cash.

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  • phil 10th January 2013 | 11:37 pm

    Please, who or what is behind bella caldon? I’ll send money of it’s A Gray.

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  • Robert Knight 21st January 2013 | 8:48 pm

    Having vowed never again to spend so much as a penny on those loathsome excuses for newspapers with which this country is cursed, if I set up a Standing Order for £10 a month on the 1st of the month, do you require my name/address or can you simply receive donations from those who might wish to remain ‘Anon’?

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  • Jim 23rd February 2013 | 4:19 pm

    I have just returned home from Glasgow having seen an ISG “Break Up Britain” poster. I had never heard of ISG before.

    I completely agree with the sentiment behind the aforementioned phrase, but prefer instead to use such terms as “self-determination” or “self-government” and the like, rather than “separation” and “break-up” which are the type of value-laiden and quite innacurate terminology used by the unionists.

    I was also surprised to see the map of Geat Britain on this poster. Scotland constitutes one-third the land surface of GB but this map (obviously taken from somewhere near the equator in a BBC type fashion) showed Scotland to be about one sixth of Great Britain.

    It brought to mind a political debate I had heard on the radio the previous day in which a woman from south of the border opined that “Scotland is a tiny country”!

    The fact that Scotland accounts for one third the land surface of Great Britain, is much the same size as Denmark and is three times larger than Belgium was obviously lost on her! In European terms, Scotland is not a small country!

    It seems to me that not only are the people of Scotland being told that we are too poor and too stupid to run our own affairs, we are also being told that our country is much smaller than it actually is.

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  • J Wilson 2nd October 2013 | 8:50 am

    Hi – strange there are no editors names or any physical contact details at all – makes you wonder who is running this ? I’m not against the ideas but it would be nice to see some more transparent serious Independence material ….

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    • bellacaledonia 2nd October 2013 | 9:33 am

      Mike Small is the editor of Bella Caledonia. He is a freelance writer and micro-publisher. He was a founder of Product magazine (first launched as Red Herring in 1998) as well as one of the group behind Indymedia Scotland. He worked with Murray Bookchin in Vermont in the mid 1990s before returning to Scotland.

      He writes for Scottish Left Review, Variant, Red Pepper, New Statesman, the Guardian, and Open Democracy.

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    • bellacaledonia 2nd October 2013 | 9:33 am

      Wat do you mean by ‘transparent serious Independence material …’?

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  • Paul 3rd October 2013 | 12:00 am

    I live in Asia. If I donate an extra couple of quid could you post out the “Closer” edition to me?

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    • bellacaledonia 3rd October 2013 | 7:56 am

      Yes. Email me your details: bellasletters@yahoo.co.uk

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      • Bvvwully 9th November 2013 | 5:15 pm

        Hi All

        Is it possible to get a paper edition or is it just web based?

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  • Jacqui 2nd February 2014 | 8:46 pm

    Hi – do you get the full amount of any donation from Paypal, or is a bank transfer better?
    thanks for all the great work. xx

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    • bellacaledonia 2nd February 2014 | 10:11 pm

      Hi Jacqui – bank transfer is better – thank you! and for your kind comments too!

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      • Jacqui 4th February 2014 | 11:05 am

        That’s it set up now. Didn’t realise you were the same Mike from Fife Diet! :) xx

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        • bellacaledonia 4th February 2014 | 2:18 pm

          Thanks you so much!

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  • Dave Steele 1st April 2014 | 12:16 pm

    Is it ok to make a small payment every month or do you prefer bigger payments every now and again? Thanks for a great site!

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  • rocky 9th April 2014 | 5:55 pm

    Bella. Please don’t disappear again, it spooks me.
    I’m gearing up to drop a ton in your coffers.
    I like your Poster campaign competition.
    We have to careful online these days.
    I dont want to give my dosh to cowboy.
    Gladly your back up.
    My dosh is on its way.

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    • bellacaledonia 9th April 2014 | 9:54 pm

      Thanks very much – sounds very promising. We aren’t going anywhere, in fact we’re about to get going … And any support very welcome!

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  • William Findlater 30th April 2014 | 8:05 am

    I’m a pensioner with limited funds but… the job you are doing is so important to me, my family, my heirs that I must contribute. The amount will not be much but you must know you are being supported with more than cash. Thank you for all your efforts for independence for Scotland.

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  • Mo al-Shaibany 10th June 2014 | 7:36 pm

    I have made a donation of just a tenner which was to be £5 for the Closer mag and a fiver donation but couldn’t state that anywhere on PayPal. sent email to Bella letters but no reply as yet. Can you confirm if this is ok to rectify?
    Cheers
    Moe

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    • bellacaledonia 11th June 2014 | 7:54 am

      Yes, all good, thank you

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  • mari 14th August 2014 | 9:01 pm

    very difficult to get on to referendum tv, why is it so difficult

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  • Neil Russell 20th September 2014 | 6:19 am

    I just wanted to be kept up to date with posts/info from you
    Thanks

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  • julieannthomason 20th September 2014 | 2:00 pm

    Just a thought could you not change the bank to a credit union or that we one in Airdrie, we can’t really trust Lloyds TSB? Or bitcoins if we can create an online digital currency we have an alternative answer. The technology is coming in leaps and bounds.

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    • Paul Carline 20th September 2014 | 6:48 pm

      Another good option is the Triodos bank. It invests only in ethical ventures.

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      • Paul Carline 20th September 2014 | 7:03 pm

        p.s. there’s a branch in Edinburgh at 24 Hanover St.

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  • Colum Scriven 20th September 2014 | 6:00 pm

    I was really inspired by your wipe your eyes article following a real downer after the referendum. I live in Paisley and would like to get involved.

    Thanks for writing the article and thinking about what’s next. During the campaign the scales fell away from my eyes and I can’t cover them up again. However, that new sight made me despondent because I thought that if we couldn’t beat the system this time we wouldn’t do it during this generation.

    Blessings on what you do,
    Colum.

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  • Alexandra strachan 20th September 2014 | 10:27 pm

    Brave peaceful people of Scotland do not forget this, we will be an independant Scotland ……. It’s only a matter of time ….. Please contact me Glaswegian lassie in Australia x

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  • Fraser Baxter 20th September 2014 | 10:35 pm

    Good evening, my name is Fraser and I’m a 28 year from Greenock. I am seriously interested in doing anything I can to start making a difference and being a part of your organisation! If you can give me any info on how to I can do this it would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks

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  • isabel McCue 21st September 2014 | 6:50 pm

    Really interested in getting involved, we can’t just put the lid on the box need to regroup ready for the onslaught of privatisation etc. Thanks for making this possible.

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  • Graeme Cooper 22nd September 2014 | 9:44 pm

    Hi Mike, are you planning to coordinate with Common Weal (Robin), National Collective, Derek Bateman and NewsnetScotland et al? I have to say that a more collective voice would be great to pull all the disparate movements together and to get what all the groups want which is a strong media outlet (visual is crucial & mainstream likely also critical), and seems a very common thread right now? We need a collective area for all to get and disseminate information as feel that will be much more effective? I’m back in the game and as excited as I was before! Hope over fear. This is just the beginning…….

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    • Nick Gethins 30th September 2014 | 4:54 am

      I would echo that, if this movement is to present an effective challenge to the large and powerful metropolitan, pro-union media and become mainstream itself it stands to reason that resources should be brought together. I have donated to the common Weal and the Broadcast News for Scotland Appeal ( donation on its way also for BC). Surely pulling together rather than having 4-5 separate projects would be more effective.

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      • bellacaledonia 30th September 2014 | 8:11 am

        Thanks Nick, we are talking to all involved this week to make as collaborative a response as possible. We will be working closely with the Commonweal as Im on the board and have meetings with tv, print, film, video people to discuss joint-working.

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  • mefinx 23rd September 2014 | 10:05 am

    I’m English and over 50 but I’m sending you £10 a month, starting 26 Sept.

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  • Michael Grieve 23rd September 2014 | 10:23 am

    Hi,

    I’m really interested in supporting. Can you please email me direct debit details if you have any?

    Thanks,

    Michael

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  • maggiemellon 26th September 2014 | 8:50 pm

    Yes I am in. Will pay monthly

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    • bellacaledonia 26th September 2014 | 9:42 pm

      Thank you!

      Reply
  • Wulbert 26th September 2014 | 9:19 pm

    Could you set up a charity wing and benefit from “Gift Aid”? An extra 20% for every pound. If Eton can be a charity surely you can be too? http://www.etoncollege.com/waysofgiving.aspx

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  • Anne Roberts 26th September 2014 | 11:57 pm

    Hi Mike. I did do a PayPal donation yesterday – I think! Hope it went through OK. Will also look at possibly doing a regular thing by direct debit. Onward & upward ✊

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  • iheartScotland 27th September 2014 | 6:50 am

    I love the idea of a new media in Scotland.
    Any chance of paying by credit card instead of paypal?

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  • Calgacus MacAndrews 27th September 2014 | 3:45 pm

    I have sent a donation.
    Just one wee point … please don’t spend any of it on David Torrance … :o)

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    • bellacaledonia 27th September 2014 | 5:07 pm

      LOL. Funnily enough David wasn’t on Bella’s list of possible columnists

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  • gerry67 27th September 2014 | 7:11 pm

    Did Lloyds bank say they would move out of Scotland in the event of a Yes vote? If so I’d rather pay my money into another account!
    Why reward these business with our money

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    • bellacaledonia 28th September 2014 | 9:46 am

      Hi Gerry – thanks – yes, agreed. We;ll be moving banks soon. There’s a load of background work we’re doing to upgrade the site and change a few things. We’re taking payments now so we can see where we are. Any support appreciated. Thinking of the Airdrie Savings Bank.

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      • yesvote2014 4th October 2014 | 5:43 pm

        Airdrie Savings Bank is a ripoff. It has taken tons of money from poor people in charges and has just introduced increased charges. I saw a poor woman laughed at by one branch manager who told her, in front of other customers, that if she hadn’t enough money to pay charges she shouldn’t have a bank account. ASB are not the ethical alternative. We need our own banks as badly as we need our own media.

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  • julieannthomason 28th September 2014 | 10:27 am

    I quite agree regarding Lloyds bank, I have already suggested a credit union. Airdrie savings ban and some one suggested Tridos bank which only does ethical investment. It is also not worth giving the other side such useful information.

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  • Calum 28th September 2014 | 11:23 am

    Hello,
    Genuine question; I’m new to Bella Caledonia and wanted to get the proposition clear in my head before deciding whether to support.

    When you say “balancing the bias”, do you mean providing some weight for the other side – essentially balancing the argument by being biased in the opposite direction – or do you aim to provide an unbiased alternative to the current media?

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  • David James Hood (@davidhood) 30th September 2014 | 5:03 pm

    Lets hope, although we want pluralism and a representatively diverse ‘new’ media in Scotland, that we get a *coalesced* media – as being disparate is a strength in terms of diversity, but not if we are taking on the powers and vested interests of the state/media. We need critical mass.

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    • bellacaledonia 30th September 2014 | 6:03 pm

      A point we make repeatedly …

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      • snoopyhill 30th September 2014 | 7:26 pm

        I’ve set up a wee monthly standing order I assumed the name was Bella Caledonia and used the TSB details above.

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  • Kenneth G Coutts 30th September 2014 | 9:28 pm

    Like 1.6million plus in Scotland , I was heatrtbroken at the result on the 19th, to console myself I pulled John Pilgers book out and reread stealing a nation, about the people on Diego Garcia after 18years they fought through the english high court and won , only for Blair in Cahoots with queen Brenda to sign a royal prerogative overuling the High courts decision for the british government to return the Chagossians to their Island .This is the same woman that purred at the dishonest referendum result. we do not need her or her relatives. I am with you all for the future of Scotland self determination and independence .xxx

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  • Grant Campbell 1st October 2014 | 12:14 am

    Hi Bella Staff,
    I’m very interested in your proposals for a new ground up media. In particular i’d like to be not only a video/photography contributor, but also, I’d like to propose (it probably already has been) creating an online tv network, based initially in regional areas, eg, Angus, Dundee, Fife, Glasgow, Ayrshire, Highland, Aberdeen, The Northern Isles etc etc……. locally crowdfunded, to purchase 2nd hand broadcast equipment and rent or buy premises, pay contributors & staff and produce programmes covering local political and community events and projects, producing documentaries about local area issues, arts programmes, local history and anything else pertinent to viewers.

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  • kilehagen1 1st October 2014 | 8:38 am

    Hi Mike and team,
    I am an occasional contributor, and a Scot living and working in Norway since 2008. I mad a donation to your cause, but it would be great to have some record that it has been received at some point. I think it is also good practice to tell us donors in more precise terms how our donations will be used, and how you intend to move on as an institution – what ARE you? A corporation, a coop, an NGO, a Charity? What will you be in future? What is the status of donors in this picture, and how would we sit against the real ‘owners’? and so on…
    The cause is good, but clear organisation and responsibility is also important I think…
    John Bryden

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  • ed 3rd October 2014 | 8:13 pm

    I will donate as your contribution was magnificent during the referendum run up. why are you with loydstsb tho and not e.g. the co-op bank?

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    • bellacaledonia 3rd October 2014 | 9:22 pm

      Yeah good question, it was just out of local convenience, we’re switching to the Airdrie Savings Bank

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  • Eric 8th October 2014 | 9:15 am

    I have made a small monthly payment, not much but what I can afford just now. Your work is much appreciated. Regards Eric

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  • dallasdhu 9th October 2014 | 5:35 pm

    Hi, can I just double check your bank details? I want to set up a small standing order but I note that your account details have an old lloydstsb sort code. The banking systems for Lloyds & Tsb are separate now so can you confirm the sort code & account no please?

    Many thanks

    K Dallas

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    • bellacaledonia 9th October 2014 | 6:11 pm

      Here:

      Sort Code 87 68 92 Account: 77791668

      Thanks

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  • dallasdhu 9th October 2014 | 10:33 pm

    Hi
    FYI that’s a TSB sort code.

    I’d like to set up a direct debit instead. How do I go about it?

    Regards

    K Dallas

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  • dallasdhu 10th October 2014 | 9:26 pm

    Hi

    I see by previous posts that you offer a direct debit facility. I’d appreciate it if someone could contact me re setting one up. Many thanks

    Karen Dallas

    Reply
  • Jim Corse 13th October 2014 | 11:57 am

    Am trying to make a monthly bank transfer but BoS does not recognise Bella Caledonia!

    Reply
    • Jim Corse 17th October 2014 | 4:33 pm

      Any suggestions regarding a personal or company name that might be acceptable to BoS?

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      • bellacaledonia 17th October 2014 | 4:35 pm

        Email me Jim, we’ve not had any problems before?

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  • Mark Pemberton 20th October 2014 | 2:41 pm

    Thanks for all the hard work you’re doing. I have just made small donation.

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  • Freda Satow 28th October 2014 | 12:58 pm

    I would like to donate through Direct Debit too

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  • Optimist Till I Die 30th October 2014 | 5:53 pm

    What’s happening re the upgraded web site and discussion with other alternative media providers, etc mooted earlier this month? Things seem to have gone rather quiet. Is progress being made? Without some indication of how things are progressing, other than continuing with my current (small) monthly contribution, it is impossible to determine whether increased financial support can be justified so please give some consideration to providing updates.

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    • bellacaledonia 30th October 2014 | 7:38 pm

      Hi – yes lots of progress behind the scenes – sorry its so slow. We’ll post an update soon. Other people said they were bored with ‘internal’ stuff, so we’re trying to get the balance right. Thanks for your support.

      Reply

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