THOSE of us who take part in the various marches around the country often get praise and thanks from those who for some reason are unable to attend. However, I would like to thank all those who lined the streets of Glasgow on Saturday.

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A lot of people were clapping and cheering us on, others waving flags, honking their car horns, or hanging out of upper-floor windows. You don’t know how you lift our spirits when you do this and it certainly makes it a joy to be on the march for independence. So to all of you I say thanks, and keep it up.

I would also like to give a special thanks to the two (young) ladies who gave me a cagoule when the rain started at Glasgow Green as they didn’t want my kilt to get wet. It was much appreciated.

Alexander Potts