I know many of you will already have done your philanthropic duty for the month by donating to the annual Wings Over Scotland fundraiser (which smashed through its £45,000 target within hours!), but if by any chance you've still got the odd pound or two burning a hole in your pocket, don't forget that local SNP campaigns up and down the country are currently running Indiegogo fundraisers to build up a war-chest for the UK general election, which is now only two months away (yikes). There are lots and lots of these, so I won't overload you, but here are three good ones to be getting on with for now. Obviously the first is closest to my heart, but there's a regular commenter on this blog who I suspect will be most interested in number three...
Elect Stuart McDonald in Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch East : Target £1500
Elect Margaret Ferrier in Rutherglen & Hamilton West : Target £1500
Elect Emma Harper in Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale : Target £5000
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Many thanks to the several people who left comments or sent me emails to say that they've been called recently by Populus, which in most cases will be for the second batch of Ashcroft constituency polls. What's striking is that only a very small number of constituencies have been mentioned, but in each case they've been mentioned by more than one person. That leads me to suspect that the process is in its early stages and that we may have at least a couple of weeks to wait (unless of course he's only doing a limited number this time).
So far we have...
Dumfries & Galloway (Labour-held)
Ross, Skye & Lochaber (Lib Dem-held, Charles Kennedy's seat)
East Renfrewshire (Labour-held, Jim Murphy's seat)
Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath (Labour-held, Gordon Brown's seat)
I'm slightly unsure about whether East Renfrewshire is an Ashcroft poll, though, because we know that Labour have been using Populus for internal polling in that part of the world.