A SHOW of solidarity was made by hundreds of independence marchers in Dunfermline at the weekend who mocked claims the movement is in disarray.

Saltires filled the streets of Scotland’s ancient capital as around 1000 marchers made their way to Pittencrieff Park. Pensioners for Yes, Bikers for Yes and Sport the Indy Horse were among the marchers. One eye-catching placard read: “The reports of the death of the Scottish Independence Movement are greatly exaggerated.”

Organised by Forward as One, speakers lined up to appear were The National’s own Paul Kavanagh, SNP MP Douglas Chapman, Councillor Ashley Graczyk who recently moved from the Tory to the SNP group on Edinburgh Council, former SNP MP Michelle Thomson, and Martin Keatings, convener of Forward As One.

Many of the marchers later took to Twitter to pour scorn on the claims that the SNP is at “civil war” following allegations of harassment against former First Minister Alex Salmond. “Well done to all our troops who took time out of the #SNPCivilWar to march in Dunfermline today and well done to all our troops who stayed behind to hold our line,” tweeted one independence supporter.