Campaigners hold events to mark anniversary of indyref

A number of events have been held across Scoland to mark the second anniversary of the 2014 independence referendum.

Sunday, 18th September 2016, 4:53 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:40 pm
Scottish Independence supporters gather in Glasgow Green to mark the two year anniversary of the Scottish Referendum. Picture; SWNS

Many pro-independence events have been held in an attempt to raise support for a second independence referendum.

A rally was held in George Square yesterday, with a second rally at Glasgow Green today. Spealers at the Glasgow Green rally included SNP MP and deputy leadership candidate Tommy Sheppard.

Actress Elaine C Smith also hosted a meeting of the “Scottish Independence Convention” in Glasgow, with speakers including MSPs Jeane Freeman and Ross Greer.

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Thousands of Scottish Independence supporters have shown their support for independence accross the weekend. Picture; SWNS

Rallies were also held in other parts of the country such as Inverness and Oban. A subsequent rally is also being planned in Edinburgh at a later date this week.

In 2014, 55% of viters in Scotland voted “No” to independence, however, a recent poll has shown that support in increasing for independence. Pro-Union supporters have used the anniversary called for the chance of a second referndum to be prevented.

Indeed, former-First Minister, ALex Salmond has predicted that a second referendum will be held by 2018.

The SNP recently launched a “new conversation” on independence for Scotland following the decision to leave the EU.

Scottish Independence supporters in Glasgow Green. Picture; SWNS

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Thousands of Scottish Independence supporters have shown their support for independence accross the weekend. Picture; SWNS
Scottish Independence supporters in Glasgow Green. Picture; SWNS