This is why a plane flying a #ResignSturgeon banner was seen circling above Edinburgh today
A campaign calling for the First Minster of Scotland to step down over the “catastrophic handling” of the Alex Salmond case has flown a banner over Edinburgh saying “#ResignSturgeon.”
The anti-nationalist group, called The Majority, is also behind three digital billboards with the same hashtag that appeared in some of Scotland’s main cities today at Clydeside Expressway in Glasgow, Slateford Road in Edinburgh and Market Street in Aberdeen.
The #ResignSturgeon banner was spotted being towed behind a plane over The Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh this afternoon from about 1pm.
It later cruised above Glasgow and the Finnieston Crane area from about 3pm.
The billboards and banner are just the first signs of a series of campaigns that The Majority, with the help of other grassroot movements Scotland Matters and UK Union Voice, will be leading in the next few months ahead of the Scottish Elections in May.
The group claims is has had more than 250 donors who have contributed to the #ResignSturgeon crowdfunding campaign so far.
Mark Devlin of The Majority said: “We represent the silent majority of people in Scotland, who are angry and frustrated by Nicola Sturgeon’s shenanigans bringing international shame on Scotland.
“The Scottish public deserve a Parliament and a First Minister above reproach and want the Scottish Government to focus on health, education, jobs and the pandemic.
"Instead we have a First Minister misleading parliament, breaking the ministerial code and withholding information from an inquiry into her government’s unlawful, unfair and biased actions against Alex Salmond, all while totally neglecting her day job.”
Alan Sutherland from Scotland Matters said: “We call on the First Minister to do the right thing for Scotland: resign and let us focus on recovery from the pandemic.
"She has done great damage to our country and Parliament’s reputation, here and abroad, by conducting an undignified, very public dispute with her former SNP colleague, while preventing the Salmond enquiry from seeing evidence that is crucial to a proper investigation.”
The Majority was founded in June last year and claims to be Scotland’s leading anti-nationalist media group.