Thousands Demonstrate in Inverness for Scottish Independence

Inverness was brought to a standstill on Saturday 28th of July not by fans of Little Mix because that was on the following day but by a march entitled All Under One Banner. It is estimated that 14,000 people of all ages took part in the 2 1/2 mile demonstration, demanding an end to London rule and Independence for Scotland.

AUOB Inverness Kenny Armet

credit: Kenny Armet

An extremely vocal counter demonstration of 15 UK nationalists took place but the procession passed by with little attention paid to it.

The march which wound its way from the Northern Meeting Park concluded with speeches and music in Castle Heather Park. Local MSPs Maree Todd, SNP and John Finnie, Scottish Greens, were amongst those who addressed the crowd.

It is probably the largest demonstration Inverness has seen with people travelling to it from across Scotland including Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles as well as many of Scotland’s smaller islands.

Reporter: Fiona Grahame

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  1. It was without a doubt a fantastic day for all lovers of Independence. The success of it can be measured by visiting the various Indy sites which are alive with comments on the day. Great turn out, cracking atmosphere all down to a well organised and marshalled event.


  2. Fantastic turn out. Well done to everyone that took part cant wait for Edinburgh now.


  3. It was an amazing day. And don’t forget those who stood and waved along the route; those who would have marched if they could; those who watched the livestream and wished us well. Their voices will count too.

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