BELIEVE in Scotland (BiS) has announced its full line up for its march and rally for independence taking place in Glasgow later this month.

The campaigning organisation is to host a "festival" as part of its upcoming march and rally in Glasgow on Saturday, April 20 in partnership with Yes group Pensioners for Independence.

Participants have been asked to assemble on Kelvin Way to set off at 12.30pm with its final destination to be George Square, where the rally will take place.

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The event weekend will be part of the continued strategy of BiS after members agreed at its recent Scottish Independence Congress that the focus of the Yes campaign should be "less about politics and more about building a better Scotland".

Several leading cultural figures will be on the platform at the Glasgow rally and there will also be musical performances, readings and poetry.

The full list of speakers is as follows: 

  • Humza Yousaf MSP - First Minister of Scotland 
  • Pat Kane - musician, columnist and campaigner 
  • Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp - founder of Believe in Scotland 
  • Marlene Halliday - Pensioners for Independence 
  • James Robertson - author 
  • Jane McAllister - filmmaker and campaigner
  • Ross Greer MSP - Scottish Green MSP
  • Iona Soper - Scottish CND and Secure Scotland campaigner
  • Gordon Martin - RMT Scotland organiser

The rally will be hosted by author, broadcaster and model Eunice Olumide and Trad Awards Scots Singer of the Year 2023 Iona Fyfe.

Later on the Saturday, there will be an afterparty for hundreds of volunteer stewards, speakers and donors, featuring a performance from Fyfe. 

BiS plans to run a series of billboard and social media marketing campaigns in the run-up to the Saturday event which will focus on the eradication of pensioner poverty in an independent Scotland.

Activists are then invited to a mass local campaign day on Sunday, April 21 in Glasgow's southside. There will be stalls and a leaflet drop in targeted areas.