The SNP’s Paisley Tannahill branch reflected on the activities of the branch over the past year at their Annual General Meeting (AGM) recently.

They also re-elected Bruce MacFarlane as the Convenor of the branch.

The meeting was held via the virtual meeting software Zoom, as Covid lockdown meant no physical meetings could take place. The AGM is usually a time to reflect on the activities of the branch over the past year but the impact of Covid meant there wasn’t the usual level of campaigning activity throughout the year.

Despite this, Paisley Tannahill branch has said they saw a steady rise in membership which ensures that the branch is still the largest and most active of the 10 SNP branches in Renfrewshire.

The branch unanimously selected its office bearers for the coming year with a few changes from last year, including welcoming Councillor Will Mylet back as the branch organiser.

Branch Convenor Bruce MacFarlane said: “Last year was a difficult year for campaigning but Tannahill members were active in helping both George Adam [Paisley re-election campaign] and Natalie Don [Renfrewshire North and West] get elected to the Scottish Parliament.

“This has been unusual year for Paisley Tannahill SNP branch, with the Covid restrictions limiting our meetings and campaigning. However, a number of our members were very active during the Scottish Parliament elections and our councillors have been kept very busy supporting their constituents throughout the various covid lockdowns.”

Councillor Will Mylet, who returns to the role as the branch organiser, added: “This is an important year coming up for the branch as we move to the council elections next May. We have some very strong and experienced councillors who have worked hard during Covid supporting their constituents and we aim to ensure that they get re-elected.

“I am happy to use my experience as organiser of the branch to encourage as many members as possible to get out and support our campaigning, get our councillors re-elected and keep pushing the argument for Scotland’s Independence.”

Main photo: Bruce MacFarlane who was re-elected as convenor of the SNP Paisley Tannahill branch