IT is just a small start and will be subject to whatever restrictions are still in place on Saturday, July 17, but Yes2indee has become the first pro-independence group to gain a licence for a march in Glasgow this summer.

As with all the sensible plans to re-open activities, the short march through the city centre will be a small start towards much bigger events that will happen when all Covid restrictions are lifted late this year – watch The National Yes DIY pages for news of future events that we can assure you are in the pipeline.

You won’t read about them anywhere else as the Unionist press continues to ignore the grassroots of the Yes movement which they hoped would wither and die but which are continuing to thrive ahead of the second independence referendum which has been promised by the SNP Government for the lifetime of this Parliament.

The Glasgow march will be strictly limited to just 50 people and organisers have emphasised that pre-registration by the Yes2indee Facebook page is absolutely necessary. Social distancing will be maintained at all times.

The event will start at 11am prompt on Saturday, July 17, and the route as approved by Glasgow City Council is as follows:Assembly point Govan Road at Festival Park then via the Clyde Arc, Finnieston St, Lancefield Quay, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, Oswald St, Argyle St, Queen St, Ingram St, Glassford St, Trongate, Gallowgate, to finish at Barrowlands Park.