THE National asked readers to send in their pictures from decades on the march to independence – and we haven’t been disappointed.

The image above was submitted by Ken Gibb of Ayr, who recalls taking it at the Bannockburn Rally in Stirling in 1976. He said: “No doubt many of my old colleagues will recognise themselves. He’s not in it either, but I remember fellow student Alex Salmond leading the singing at the Golden Lion ceilidh afterwards.”

Meanwhile, Renfrewshire councillor Andy Doig shared the photograph inset. He told us: “This picture was taken of a group of us from the Falkirk area at the Bannockburn Rally of 1980. I am the young man with long hair and denims. I now have nae hair and reside in Renfrewshire.”

Send your images with brief details to marked Decades on the March.