THE team of full-time Yes activists and their supporters currently walking from Skye to Edinburgh will not be deterred from their 500-mile march by the mere matter of a storm heading to Scotland later today.

Veteran independence campaigner and walker Dave Llewellyn told The National that while they would be on weather watch, they will continue to Elgin today having been due to arrive at Forres last night.

Since they started off on Kyleakin on Skye at the weekend, the walkers have already covered over 100 miles, and along the way have encountered terrific support for their march which is well on course to reach Edinburgh in time for the All Under One Banner march on October 6.

Llewellyn said: “We have had friendship and support along the way, such as young couple at a bread and breakfast who took us in and attended to our blisters.

“Then teenagers Daniel and Pixie Murray piped and drummed us into Dingwall and then they came to Inverness for our vigil at Culloden at 9pm. They piped us up to the cairn for what was an extremely moving experience.

“InverYess organised beds for us all and we’ve made good progress today on the road to Forres,” he added.