IT was seven years ago this month that the Yes movement narrowly but valiantly failed to convince enough of our fellow Scots to vote for independence.

Now as we look forward to a second referendum and another chance to regain the independence sold by the parcel o’ rogues in 1707, this month of September 2021 might in time be remembered as the 30 days in which the Yes movement found its legs and its voice again.

For numerous reasons, September may well kick-start a rise in campaigning activity by several sectors of the Yes movement.

The National supports all Yes movement activity but is actively backing as media sponsor the Day of Action called for September 18 by Believe in Scotland.

Believe in Scotland, now with 15,000 members, is organising the Day of Indy Action in collaboration with the National Yes Network and The Scottish Independence Foundation.

Some 86 Yes groups across Scotland have signed up for the Day of Indy Action which Believe in Scotland founder Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp hopes will “fire the starting gun on a major co-ordinated grassroots independence campaign” that will run until indyref2 takes place.

The National:

MacIntyre-Kemp (above) wants the event to galvanise supporters to recapture the energy of the movement, saying: “It’s time to stop complaining and start campaigning.”

Contrary to previous information there is a formal rally planned for after All Under One Banner’s first march for independence since the ending of Covid-19 restrictions.

It is set for Stirling a week today, September 11, beginning at the Auld Brig at 12.30pm and heading through the city to finish and disperse at Bannockburn.

Entirely separately, and organised some time before the Day of Indy Action was announced, the Scottish Independence Movement will march through Dundee on September 18, marking the seventh anniversary of the 2014 referendum.

Participants are asked to gather early in Baxter Park with the march starting at 1pm prompt. It will conclude and disperse at Magdalen Green.

AUOB will also be organising a march in Edinburgh on Saturday September 25 and we will give you more details about that event soon.

Today and tomorrow, Yes Arran invites residents and visitors on the Isle of Arran to enjoy the magnificent sight of the Caley Saltire in some of Arran’s most iconic locations.

Today at 1pm the Caley Saltire will be at the Ormidale Park, Brodick, with tea and coffee and home baking available, before the Saltire moves at 3pm to Brodick Beach. Tomorrow, Sunday, September 5, the Caley Saltire at 11.30am will be at North Sannox, before moving to Lochranza Castle at 3pm.

Details can be found at “Yes Scotland Arran” on Facebook.