THE National exclusively reported on the plan by musician Donald Black to hold a concert for independence and we promised to let you know how he got on.

The Yes DIY hub is delighted to report that the concert at the Oran Mor in Glasgow was a big success.

A Scottish harmonica player, who is reckoned to be the foremost expert on the instrument, organised fellow traditional musicians for the gig, and with all the money counted he has, as promised, donated the income to the SNP.

Black told us: “We managed to raise £1131 after outlays taken off from the Concert For Scottish Independence which you very kindly did a story on in the National. This was handed over to the SNP.”

We should also make it clear that the Minted in Dumfries exhibition put together by Dumfries and Galloway Pensioners for Independence was not just a one-off and is now on show at Lochthorn Library in the town during normal opening hours – see library website for details.

The photographic exhibition of Scottish coins comes from Dumfries Museum’s collection and private collections. To complement these, there are images from a frieze of Scottish kings and queens, by the Scottish artist William Burn Murdoch, a contemporary of EA Hornel, while the frieze images are courtesy of Carolyn Traill.

Included in the display is an exhibit about a silver penny from the reign of King Alexander III who died in1286. The penny was minted in Dumfries.