STILL revelling in the huge success of their Glasgow and Dumfries marches, the All Under One Banner group has confirmed that it is aiming to hold another huge march in Edinburgh in October.

Sources at AUOB have confirmed to The National that Edinburgh has been added to the existing list of marches that includes Bannockburn on June 23, Inverness on July 28, and Dundee on August 25.

The October date and its exact timing has not yet been finalised, but supporters of AUOB are confident that following the astonishing turnouts of 60,000 in Glasgow and 10,000 in Dumfries, and with momentum building through Bannockburn, Inverness and Dundee, the Edinburgh march could be their biggest yet.

The more extensive media coverage of the Dumfries event at the weekend also boosted confidence.

The capital can host massive marches – the biggest ever demonstration in Scottish history was the 200,000-strong Make Poverty History march through the city on July 2, 2005, during that year’s G8 summit.

Edinburgh Council will have to give their approval once an application is made for the march which will follow the date being fixed.

Sources told The National that the council is usually “quite relaxed” about political marches as long as there is no threat of violence – neo-Nazi marches have been banned by councillors in the past, but Edinburgh Council is run by an SNP-Labour Capital Coalition and they are likely to support the October event.

AUOB organiser Manny Singh said: “We have started discussions about having a march in Edinburgh in October. It’s early days yet but we will definitely be going to the capital city of our country in October to march for independence.”

Yes supporters in Edinburgh and surrounding areas welcomed the news. A member of one Yes group said: “Bring it on. We’ve had members at Glasgow and Dumfries and we will undoubtedly be represented at Bannockburn and Dundee, but it will be great to walk through the streets of our capital city and show people just how much independence is still on the agenda for Scotland.”

Meanwhile, local Tory MSP Oliver Mundell’s comments that the Dumfries march was “a complete and utter waste of time” and “an affront to voters in this part of the world ... where people voted very strongly to remain part of the United Kingdom” have aroused anger in the area.

Dumfries and Galloway English Scots for YES Convenor, John Schofield, said: “It is a fundamental human right to be allowed to have a public display of support.

“Oliver Mundell should completely respect the Scottish people and the Scottish Parliament by recognising the Scottish Government’s right to call a second independence referendum, because of its explicit manifesto commitment in 2016.

“Not to do so would be an affront to democracy and would continue Westminster Tory efforts to undermine Holyrood along with their power grab on repatriated EU powers.

“It was a very democratic, inclusive event with English Scots, Welsh Scots, American Scots, Pensioners for Yes, LGBT groups, England football tops and Crosses of St George being flown, all attending in their own free time and all demonstrating their support for independence.”

English Scots for YES national convenor, Math Campbell-Sturgess, said: “Our group is still growing, and the Dumfries and Galloway regional group was only established a few weeks ago.

“We had dozens of activists marching behind the group’s banner through the town, and it’s brilliant to see so many new members in such a short time surely demonstrating the desire for independence from many English-born Scots in Dumfries and across the region.”