I MET up with other Edinburgh Women for Independence women at the Castle Street/Johnston Terrace junction for the All Under One Banner march on Saturday, all wrapped up for the cold and wary of how I would manage all those cobbles in my wheelchair down the Royal Mile.

One hour and forty minutes after the march started we began to move, by which time I was roasting but buoyed up with the good nature and positivity around me.

Seeing all the different flags as well as a sea of St Andrew’s flags around me, and a chorus of dog howls at one time along with the joyous atmosphere, distracted me from thinking too much about the bumpy cobbles as we eventually got onto the Royal Mile.

I’d like to thank all the people around me and the police officers who helped me be involved in such a momentous event.

Pat Bremner