DESPITE rumours to the contrary on social media, the march and rally for independence in Campbeltown is definitely ON.

Though the status of the All Under One Banner group is uncertain at this time, the named organiser for the march, Manny Singh, spoke to The National from Campbeltown last night where the advance guard of the marchers had already begun to arrive.

“The march goes ahead as planned,” said Singh who posted on Facebook with a new description, All Under One Saltire.

“Everything is in place for a successful march and rally and the usual team of stewards will ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time.”

With a population of around 5000, this is the smallest location yet for an independence march and rally, and with the town being situated off the beaten track on the Mull of Kintyre , the numbers attending are probably going to be at the smaller end of the scale.

Local pro-independence group Yes Kintyre has been putting in countless hours to ensure the success of the event.

Yes Kintyre organiser Ron Wilson said: “Campbeltown is a close knit local community which will extend a generous welcome to all the Yessers making their way from throughout Scotland to our town.

“The rally will make a huge statement about the urgent need to reclaim our country’s independence whilst at the same time linking this rural area with the entire national movement.

“It’s going to be immense.”

Look out for full reports of the event in the Sunday National, as well as The National on Monday, when we will publish a full photographic account of the day.