SNP politicians are demanding answers from Cineworld after it emerged the new Robert The Bruce film is not being shown in any of their Scottish cinemas.

MSP Willie Coffey and MP Carol Monaghan joined a deluge of complaints against the cinema chain after it confirmed they would not screen the Braveheart spin-off.

Angus MacFayden, who co-wrote and stars in the new Bruce epic, has urged Scots to “fill every cinema seat in Scotland” to “prove Cineworld wrong”.

The cinema chain, which has nine picture houses in Scotland, confirmed on Twitter that the film was not “scheduled to screen in our cinemas”.

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Scots social media users have since announced a boycott of Cineworld, with some cancelling membership cards.

More than 1000 people have also signed a petition to "formally request the movie to be shown across Scotland".

Glasgow North West MP Monaghan demanded answers from Cineworld.

“I am just hearing that @cineworld cinemas appear to have decided not to show the new Robert the Bruce film,” she tweeted.

“Cineworld, could you please confirm and explain your reasons for this decision?”

Taking to Facebook to voice his concerns, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley MSP Coffey said: “We are hearing that Cineworld has banned the showing of the film. My colleague Carol Monaghan MP has asked them to explain.

“If true, what a bunch of bungling eejits they are. A masterstroke in publicity for the film. And all it will do is bring 1000s more to the cause of independence. So thanks Cineworld. Keep up the good work for the cause.”

He added: “It’s on at the Odeon Cinema in Killie now.”

Robert The Bruce explores the early months of the outlawed leader's resistance against King Edward.

Despite being released nearly 25 years after Mel Gibson's Oscar-winning epic, the new film is said to "pick up where Braveheart left off a thrilling, brutal and breath-taking fashion".

Cineworld have been approached for comment.