Hundreds of people have gathered near the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood with St. Andrew’s Cross flags, music and speeches in a celebration of Scottish nationhood, amid continued demands for independence as St. Andrew’s Day celebrations got underway.
Poetry recitals, speeches and songs were on the agenda, as people wrapped themselves in flags and “Yes”-related paraphernalia. Even the blue Estelada could be seen among the crowds to show a degree of solidarity between various independence movements in Europe.
“Several hundred – even thousands – here today are here to voice Scotland’s dream of independence,” RT’s Harry Fear reported from Edinburgh.
“Their message is to the Westminster Parliament in central London that their campaign for independence is still on and still strong,” he said… see more