The primary level of the SNP’s organisation are the local Branches.source:snp.org
The strength of the SNP resides in our members, and it’s the members of SNP Branches that do the work of getting our representatives elected in local, Holyrood and Westminster elections. Members do the work on the ground, canvassing and talking on the doorsteps, delivering newsletters and campaign material, and organising social events and fundraising activities.
Membership has been steadily increasing and we are always looking to welcome new members – you can join the SNP here (a representative of your local branch will say hello once you’ve signed up) and, should you have any questions about the Party locally, you can contact us here.
The maps below show the location and boundaries of our Ward and the Constituency (as defined for Scottish Parliament elections).
SNP East Neuk & Landward adopted the East Neuk Food Bank as the charity we want to support a few years ago. Originally it was to be for a year but as SNP EN&L are the only regular contributor to the food bank, we have decided at each AGM to continue our support. We give £50 quarterly and raise funds and food donations at our events etc. The East Neuk Food Bank is independent, it is not part of or constrained by the Trussell or any other Trust. That means that anyone can use the food bank, without the humiliation and limits of needing a referral.
The food bank also gives support, advice and free telecom and internet access and training for anyone that wants it. Thanks to Richard Wemyss and other volunteers, many people have been able to get qualifications they needed to get back into work and are now fully employed again.
When Scotland was dragged out of the EU against our will last 31st of January, a group of SNP EN&L Activists wrote a love letter to the EU and our valued EU Nationals who live and work here, on Elie Beach. There was a much bigger turnout than in the photo, it was quite cold so some had gone home by the time we took a pic. The messages were GIANT, written with rakes in the sand. Photos that visitors and EU workers took were shared widely on social media.
The Branch regularly holds social events, from inviting The National Roadshow or a movie night with Lesley Riddoch, to Quiz Nights and the Legendary SNP East Neuk Cheese & Wine (pictured here)! A feisty evening where the membership can relax, socialise over home grown and specially imported wines and fabulous local cheese while grilling our politicians and experts.
The guests at last November’s event, held in Pittenweem New Town Hall were, Keith Brown MSP and Deputy Party Leader; Pete Wishart MP and Rock Star; Kirsty Jarvis of Young Scots for Independence and Political Education for Mid Fife; Stefan Hoggan of Young Scots for Independence and The Equalities Committee; Chris Hanlon of the Policy Development Committee and SOAC, and Dr Hew Lloyd-Richards of St Andrews University and the World Health Organisation. It was a spectacular night.