A PUBLIC meeting to be held in Edinburgh on Friday night will mark the fifth anniversary of the first independence referendum and try to establish where the Yes movement is at present and where it is going.

“Five years on, where stands the case for Scottish Independence?” will be the question put to Deirdre Brock, SNP MP for Edinburgh North and Leith, on Friday, September 13 at 7.30pm in the Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh.

The event is sponsored by the Morningside Branch of the SNP and entry is free, with a donation requested.

The meeting will be chaired by Morningside branch secretary Catriona MacDonald. The branch is awaiting confirmation that this event will be live-streamed by Independence Live, Branch organiser David Patrick emphasised that the meeting is open to all.

He said: “We’ve been putting out fliers pretty assiduously and we are hoping to pull in quite a few people who are indy curious and not quite sure what way they are thinking of voting yet.

“With everything in politics being so topsy turvy just now, it seems like the right time to be asking the question again – this not a flat time in politics.”

The Morningside branch’s local area voted heavily No five years ago, but David Patrick and his colleagues are sensing a real shift in attitudes locally.

He explained: “There certainly been movement in areas that were softly unionist like Bruntsfield and Marchmont. We’ve seen big shifts in our canvassing data.”