THE Yes Hub does like to give advance notice of events, but rarely do we look a whole year ahead.

We make an exception for the 700th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, aka the Declaration of Arbroath, which will take place on April 6, 2020.

The declaration’s importance in Scotland’s history needs no emphasis, and next year will see a plethora of displays and exhibitions about it as well as a host of events in and around Arbroath.

There’s no reason why local Yes groups should not organise their own celebrations, and indeed every reason why they should – let us know.

If you are planning an event in the town itself, please note there is an Arbroath 2020 organisation in place and you should inform them of your plans.

Meanwhile the 699th anniversary of the signing will be marked by a march in Arbroath tomorrow. Anyone wishing to participate is asked to be at the King’s Gate, Quayside, in Arbroath in plenty time for a prompt start at 1.45pm.

Buses from Glasgow leave North Frederick Street by George Square at 10.45am.

Further to our report on Yes Linton on Wednesday we are delighted to say that National columnist Lesley Riddoch will be in the West Linton Village Centre later today to conduct a question and answer session after the screening of her film Norway, produced by Phantom Power.

The film will be shown at 3pm and Yes Linton ask that anyone attending should register on Eventbrite for a free ticket.