YES groups have lined the streets to give Boris Johnson a warm welcome to Orkney.

The Prime Minister is heading north as part of a “tour” to promote the Union amid a surge in support for independence.

First stop is the northern isles, where Boris Johnson is expected to announce that the Union has never been stronger.

Many local residents have a different opinion on the matter, however.

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"Boris Johnson will be in Orkney tomorrow – let’s give him a proper islands welcome,” tweeted Yes Orkney on the eve of the Tory leader’s visit.

The organisation arranged a series of demonstrations along the PM's route on the island, from Kirkwall to Stromness.

Around 200 independence supporters, young and old, braved the conditions to send a message to Johnson.

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Orkney was soon trending on Twitter as Yessers voiced their support.

“Can't love this enough! Brilliant and appropriate welcome for the PM,” one Twitter user wrote.

Another added: “Go for it Orkney with you in spirit!”