CUBAN PARTY GOES AHEAD
Members of the Rutherglen branch of the Scottish Socialist Party failed to let their bizarre banning by PayPal ruin their Cuba-themed night on Saturday night.
Last week, we reported that the US company had refused to take payment for the event because the Caribbean country is still under a trade embargo.
But there was no way that was going to stop party members as well as their friends and family from having a great night at the Glencairn venue.
The event coincided with the anniversary of the failed attack on the Moncada Barracks, an army facility in the city of Santiago de Cuba, on July 26, 1953.
Branch secretary, David McClemont, said:“It was a great night, everyone seemed to have a great time.
“It’s definitely been a great success and we’re already making plans for next year”
It is believed PayPal have previously taken issue with Cuban-nights where raffle tickets are included in the ticket price and the prizes on offer are Cuban goods.
Havana good time Sean Baillie, Branch Secretary SSP Motherwell and Wishaw, David McClemont, branch secretary Rutherglen, Cambuslang and Blantyre and Edward Kerr, SSP Glasgow South member
Family affair Scottish Socialist Party National Secretary Bill Bonnar and family including his daughter Katie Bonnar Branch Secretary of SSP Glasgow South
Flying the flag Members from SSP Glasgow South, SSP Dundee and SSP Motherwell and Wishaw enjoy the Cuba night held in Rutherglen
Top trio Danielle Wallace, Michele McGowan and Caroline McClemont
Anniversary Members of the SSP enjoy the Cubanthemed night
Great night Gerry
McMahon, Rutherglen SSP