A fundraiser for Scotlnd’s most popular pro-independence website has attracted almost £60,000 in donations in just twelve hours.
The Wings Over Scotland site, run by Stuart Campbell, launched the fundraising appeal on Tuesday morning. The ambitious target was set at £45,000.
Within eight hours the target had already been achieved. Four hours later it had reached a staggering £60,000, including direct donations.
Campbell, who describes himself as a ‘media lie detector’, revealed his surprise at the success of his latest appeal, saying in a tweet: “I was seriously worried this year, because February was absolutely dead for politics and I had almost no internet for the last two weeks of it, so traffic was well down on usual. Yet we hit the target only half an hour slower than last year.”
Although continually criticised by Unionists and some on the left of Scotland’s pro-independence movement, Wings Over Scotland remains by far the most popular site on the alternative-media scene.
Many pro-independence social media users have voiced their support for the site and have urged fellow Yessers to continue to donate. In 2017 a similar fundraiser attracted over £140,000.
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