FOLLOWING last year’s successful #YesM8 flags protest, we are back in 2019. Saturday April 6 is #YesM8 day.

We will again be populating accessible bridges over the M8 and displaying our pride and confidence in our nation’s independent future.

As one of the intentions of #YesM8 was to get as many different Yes groups as possible involved in a coordinated, spectacular flags protest, we call again for Yes groups to get in touch and we can allocate you a bridge.

If you aren’t part of a Yes group, we can put you in touch with one that suits your geography and politics.

The Yes Bikers will again be parading the route for us on the day.

We are enormously grateful to those groups who took part last year. I’m sure they’ll tell you how much fun we had. We are particularly appealing to groups from Glasgow and the west of Scotland. The Lothians and North Lanarkshire are again well ahead, at this early stage, in bridges already claimed.

All we ask is a minimum of four people on a bridge and adherence to a few rules approved by Police Scotland, none of which are unreasonable.

Search for us @YesM8Scotland on Twitter, or Yes M8 on Facebook.

No matter what else we are, we are all Yes M8s.

The #YesM8 team

I DON’T know who wrote the letter titled “Let’s be clear about exactly what the Act of Union actually set out” (Sunday National, January 20), but I bow down before them. I could not have put it any better myself. The greatest weapon we have in Scotland is the truth. Such a finely crafted epistle should be mandatory reading for all. And kudos must also go to The National for providing a platform for debate and discussion of the highest order.

Solomon Steinbett

READ MORE: Let’s be clear about exactly what the Act of Union actually set out

THE letter about what the 1707 Act of Union doesn’t contain could be regarded as a real argument for dissolving the Union. Scotland has slowly come around to realising that the United Kingdom doesn’t really exist. Now we know that it never did exist, at least in word.

As I understand, the UK was a group of countries joined together as states with a trade flag for shipping that represented the two states. I love that definition of the Union flag.

It appears that nothing has changed, with England remaining the dominant country and able to impose its assumed authority over even Northern Ireland as well as Scotland. Well no more. Scotland has had its great awakening since 2014. Now we are shouting to dissolve the Union. And by all accounts and all the violations of the initial agreements, it would seem there is not much to stand in the way of Scotland assuming its independence, especially when watching the Westminster parliament and government slowly dissolving itself.

Alan Magnus-Bennett

I READ Barry Stewart’s letter “conflation of England and Britain” yesterday, one of many discussing the stramash we are in.

Roman maps of the British Isles, long before the Christian Era show them pretty much as they are today. Hibernia (Ireland), Caledonia (Scotland), Cambria (Wales) and Brittannia (England). Therefore, English and British are synonymous and, if I say I am British, then I am saying I am English. Scotland and Wales have no separate identity.

READ MORE: Letters, January 21

My first sojourn abroad, in the late fifties, was to Amsterdam. After I had filled in the hotel register with my personal data, declaring my nationality as British, I glanced at the other entries, some Dutch, some French. There were nine entries from the United Kingdom, each one of whom stated their nationality as English. This experience has been repeated many, many times over

the years. Thereafter I was Scottish, or a Scot, wherever I went. This was long before the SNP, of which I am not a member.

So, history would appear to be on the side of the British. England and Britain are synonymous.

Whit sae ye?

Fred Gibbons

MANY people may not realise that with some conditions, it is very important that the particular version of the medicine prescribed should be consistently dispensed as there are small variations in different makes.

My daughter has epilepsy and pharmacists do know that this applies to that condition, although we’ve found that they sometimes need reminded. A while ago, my daughter started to suffer repeated seizures for no apparent reason, until we spotted that the tablets were different and insisted that the same ones were dispensed every time.

Given that she is on five different meds, you can understand how worried we are with talk of medicine shortages, and there may be other conditions where this applies too.

Perhaps this needs to be publicised a bit more while politicians gamble recklessly with people’s lives.

Eleanor Ferguson