A DEMONSTRATION in support of Scottish independence is to be held in Berlin next year.

It is being organised by Germans for Scottish Independence who held their annual Indy Action Day last weekend in Possneck, Thuringia, with Madeleine Henfling, a Green member of the state parliament, as guest of honour.

She was one of 50 European politicians who signed an open letter to the Scottish Government in 2017 declaring their support for retaining Scotland’s access to the single market, or alternatively to accept an independent Scotland as a full member of the European Union.

Philipp Gleising, district chair of Die Linke (Left Party), and Steve Richter, district speaker of the Greens, also gave speeches, along with Pat Lee, co-convenor of Solidarity in Scotland who was on holiday in Germany with his wife.

Musician Martina Junnemann travelled nearly 300 miles from Moers to take part in the rally and lead the group in singing independence songs.

“Germans for Scottish Independence is now active on both sides of the North Sea but compared with 80 million Germans we are still a very small group and have to concentrate on symbolic activities,” said the group’s founder Marco Gorlach.

This year the group came to Glasgow in May to take part in the All Under One Banner march.

Posters and flyers have already been printed for the Berlin event which will be held on March 16.