THESE pages exist to serve the Yes movement – and you won’t find them anywhere else in the media, which would prefer to ignore the fact that tens of thousands of Scots are in organised Yes groups waiting for the next independence referendum to be announced.

Unfortunately, the intervention of Covid-19 means that indyref2 will now not happen this year. The likelihood must be that it will not happen before next year’s Holyrood Parliament elections.

Where does that leave the wider Yes movement, which has almost unanimously decided not to campaign or march for the foreseeable future?

We should perhaps take a lead from the organising committee of the celebrations of the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath.

They state: “Following recent developments regarding Covid-19 and updated Scottish Government advice regarding events over 500 people, the Arbroath 2020 committee, in conjunction with partners VisitScotland and Historic Environment Scotland, have made the difficult decision to postpone all of the Arbroath 2020 Festival core programme events until April 2021.

“Given the importance of the 700th Anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath for the community in Scotland and internationally, the committee agreed that postponing the Festival is the best way to maintain its significance, and provide an opportunity to commemorate and celebrate at a later date.”

Postpone, organise, regroup – that’s the way ahead for Yes.