JEREMY Corbyn launched his 10-point “standing to deliver” plan yesterday as he made a campaign stop at Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre. It came on the second day of his tour of Scotland and ahead of a mass rally at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket last night.

More than 400 people listened to the speech in Edinburgh, a mixture of locals and tourists and performers in town for the Edinburgh Festivals.

According to Neil Findlay, the Labour MSP who chairs Corbyn’s campaign in Scotland, the rally was the “hottest show on the Fringe”.

Corbyn’s wasn’t a particularly Scottish speech. In the 30 minutes there was only the one mention of Scotland and Scottish powers when the veteran left-winger mentioned in passing that Holyrood was to get more control over welfare.

When asked by The National if he would stand in the way of another independence referendum, Corbyn ignored the question and moved on. He has previously said he believes the matter is settled.

There was a warm reception for the Islington MP when he arrived in the room. Warming up for him were former Ayrshire MP Katy Clark and a young activist called Alice, who joined the party because of Corbyn. Both said they would not stoop to the level of Corbyn’s rivals and their supporters by making the campaign negative.

It was a line echoed by Corbyn, who said the public were “totally and absolutely and completely turned off by the politics of celebrity, personality, name-calling, abuse and all that kind of behaviour, so I’m not really very bothered about what anybody says about anybody in our campaign, including me”.

Corbyn was launching his 10-point plan on the first day Labour party members and supporters can vote in the leadership poll. Despite his pledges on housing, the NHS, education and transport being redundant in Scotland, as legislation on these issues is devolved to Holyrood, there was an enthusiastic response from the crowd in Edinburgh. “These things are not easy” Corbyn said. “These things are possible and they can be achieved but they are not going to be achieved by politicians in isolation, handing down policies from secluded drawing rooms in secluded and comfortable parts of this country.

“They are going to be achieved by ordinary people coming together, in the spirit of those who founded our movement ... all of us in other words.”

During his speech, Corbyn’s most passionate pleas were around the Welfare Reform Bill. Labour split when the bill was put to the vote in Westminster last month: the party’s MPs were told to abstain but 48, including Corbyn, rebelled.

Corbyn said: “I hope that all of us in Parliament who are opposed to the Welfare Reform Bill, whatever party we are in, are going to come together to vote against that Bill. Wouldn’t it be so good if the first victory we achieved in Parliament was halting the progress of the welfare reforms.”

At the end of the Edinburgh meeting Corbyn was steered into a side room where he met Scottish Labour leader hopeful Kezia Dugdale, who has previously been critical of his policies. It was the first time the two had met.

The Edinburgh event had been due to start at 1.30pm, but supporters began turning up before noon. The Glasgow event was moved from Oran Mor to the Fruitmarket, a venue three times the size.

Organisers had emailed earlier in the day to warn people that it would be first-come, first-served for seats at both events.

It didn’t take too long until all available seats at Edinburgh were gone and latecomers were shunted into the overspill room in the EICC’s basement. The Glasgow venue was similarly packed.

Jimmy Haddow, who was outside the Edinburgh venue selling copies of the Socialist Worker, wore a red-and-white Yes badge on his jacket lapel. It didn’t bother him that Corbyn was against another referendum on independence.

“As an expelled member of the Labour party, and as the member of another socialist organisation, I wasn’t allowed to vote,” he said, wistfully. “I hope he wins and changes the Labour party.”

Three students from Warwick University who were in Edinburgh with their Fringe show, the Beanfield, about the stand-off between police and new-age protesters at Stonehenge in 1985, joined the queue to get in.

“We’re really tired of the government as it is” said Sophie Schoepfer from the show’s cast. “We’re into Corbyn because he seems to be standing in opposition to all of that and promoting a government which is looking at what young people need.”

Ahead of them in the queue, Nan Macpherson from Edinburgh said she hoped to be won over. “I voted Labour at the last election, but I nearly voted SNP. Without Corbyn I certainly wouldn’t go back to Labour. I would think about things with Corbyn, he’s bringing back some Labourite values.”

Graham Wilson from Edinburgh said: “This is not a British phenomenon, this is a world phenomenon. Look at Bernie Saunders, he mentions socialism and gets 20,000 in a stadium. He’s frightened Hillary Clinton, he’s frightening the American ruling class. People have to realise the working class need a strong party.”