ALL Under One Banner (AUOB) has announced it is link up with a food bank in the next town in which they will hold a march and really for independence.

The group has made collections for food banks in the past, but now they are appealing to those members of the Yes movement who are intending to be in Oban on Saturday week. They are asking those marching for independence to do what they can to support a particular local independent food bank – the only one in the town.

Neil Mackay, spokesman AUOB, explained: “For June 15 in Oban we have organised a food bank collection for Hope Kitchen, which is an independent food bank and the only one in Oban.

“We are asking the independence movement to bring items such as tins, boxes and packets of mince, haggis, macaroni cheese, meatballs, dried potatoes, cereals, rice, vegetables, soup, dried milk, pasta, sauces, cold meat and pasta, as well as any other necessary household items such as washing up liquid, laundry powder, nappies, etc.

“The drop-off point for all food bank donations will be at the Atlantis car park from 1pm until 2.30pm.

He added: “All Under One Banner demonstrations have a long history of staging highly successful food bank collections in the past and so we ask everyone to please bring some items and continue with our generous reputation, which, let it be said, is an absolutely appalling necessity in 21st-century Scotland, caused by the stinking greed and corruption of this unequal UK Union, and a clear and present indictment that the Westminster system is broken at its core and that the only solution for Scotland is to regain independence.”

The team at AUOB is busy gearing up for the march and rally for independence which is taking place just a fortnight after the successful event last weekend in Galashiels.

Mackay said: “The two marches being staged so close together serves as a catalyst for the indyref2 campaign, bringing a real sense of acceleration to Scotland’s independence movement and acting as phenomenal displays of the power of Yes across the country from the Borders to the West coast – the whole of Scotland is our territory.

“It’s also very important that we update everyone that AUOB have organised buses leaving from Glasgow City Chambers at 10.30am on June 15 taking passengers to Oban for the march and rally, before returning back to Glasgow City Chambers, arriving at 10.30pm that night.

He added: “The bargain price tickets, only £13, are on sale right now and are selling fast so please book early to avoid disappointment.

“We expect several thousand participants on June 15 as we march for Scotland’s freedom at the gateway to the Isles. What a sight, what an experience this will be so get to Oban on the 15th and together lets declare loud and proud the approach of indyref2 and our independence.”