You might think they make an unlikely double act, but the SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackfordand the party’s youngest MP Mhairi Black are proving a formidable force in their joint push for independence.

The pairing opened the SNP’s roadshow for independence in Banavie, Fort William, last month, and now they’re heading to Paisley for a public meeting that will be packed – as The National can reveal it has already sold out.

Black is the local MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South and she and Blackford will be speaking at the open public meeting to discuss how the UK Government’s handling of Brexit has left the people of Scotland with a choice – a choice between Brexit Britain or Scottish independence.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, July 25, at 7pm in The Methodist Central Hall on Gauze Street in Paisley.

Such was the demand for tickets that the organisers have appealed on the eventbrite website for any returns.

“This event is now sold out,” they stated. “If you have ordered a ticket and cannot make it along please make this ticket available for someone else.”

And they say there’s no appetite for independence...

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