THE National roadshow is back on the move and this time it will be held in Edinburgh the night before the last All Under One Banner march of the year.

The roadshow last came to Edinburgh in 2017 and this year’s one is co-hosted by the Radical Independence Campaign and Pensioners for Independence Edinburgh and Lothians.

The event will be held on October 4 at Greyfriars Charteris Centre from 7pm to 9pm.

At a time when Brexit and its effects on the future of Scotland are high on the political agenda, it will be a good time to reflect on the future benefits of an independent Scotland.

The National roadshow has been touring Scotland for nearly three years now and, unlike every other Scottish newspaper, our editor Callum Baird meets and greets readers and gains ideas from them.

He said: “The National Roadshow is a unique event and a great chance to meet the readers of Scotland’s only pro-independence newspaper.

“The event is held the night before Edinburgh’s All Under One Banner (AOUB) march for independence, which is expected to have a record number of supporters, so the timing is ideal.

“We’re hoping would-be readers will attend on the eve of the march.

“It’s a chance to come along and ask questions and learn more about the paper and meet other independence supporters.”

The AUOB march will start at Holyrood Park at 1pm on Saturday and will then proceed through Queens Drive, Horse Wynd, Canongate, High Street, Lawnmarket, George IV bridge, Forrest road, Middle Meadow walk and The Meadows.

It’s the organisation’s seventh march of the year with previous ones held in Glasgow, Galashiels, Inverness, Ayr, Campbeltown, Aberdeen and Perth.

AUOB founder Neil Mackay previously told The National a record breaking 250,000 people are expected to attend.

Our popular columnist the Wee Ginger Dug (and his human Paul Kavanagh) usually attends roadshows but he is unable to attend the event this time. Another popular National columnist Lesley Riddoch will be there and there will be plenty more occasions to meet Wee Ginger Dug later this year.

There will be a question and answer session afterwards.

The event is free to attend but a collection will be taken on the evening and all donations to the Radical Independence Campaign and Pensioners for Independence Edinburgh and Lothians will be welcomed. Tea and coffee will be provided. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.

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