FOLLOWING the success of the youth march for climate justice in Glasgow yesterday, All Under One Banner has called for “maximum attendance” at today’s COP26 Coalition march which will have the principal role of calling for climate action but which will feature other calls for social justice with thousands showing their support for Scottish independence.

A spokesperson for AUOB said: “We hope able to get the simple message across that we need maximum attendance for climate action and Scottish independence.

“Let’s show the world we are having our independent Scotland and nothing is going to stand in our way.”

Those wishing to join the independence bloc of the march are asked to meet at the Lord Roberts statue in Kelvingrove Park in plenty of time for the 12.30pm start.

Those intending to participate include the Radical Independence Campaign who tweeted: “Independence for a purpose. Always Radical.

“We will march in support of what an independent Scotland’s contribution can make to better people’s lives and preserve the planet. #COP26

“Demand clear action against future fossil fuel extraction and Tory vandalism. A Just Transition.”

The Yes message has already been on display around COP26. Yes Glasgow North West told the Yes DIY page: “With the aim of raising the profile of Scottish independence during COP26, on Monday and Wednesday Yes Glasgow North West group members were out and about in the city of Glasgow with ‘Big Blue’ – a giant Saltire measuring 35 ft x 20 ft. This massive flag has been lent to us by ‘Smiler’ MacDonald from Skye. Big Blue is the ‘wee sister’ of Caley, the giant Saltire which has been touring various locations all over Scotland.

“On Monday it was laid out on Trinley Brae in Knightswood, visible directly under the flightpath of planes landing at Glasgow Airport. It was photographed from the air by Angus MacNeil MP, flying in from Barra. Then a team took the flag down to the banks of the Clyde to welcome the ‘Rainbow Warrior’ as it sailed up to COP26.

“On Wednesday, we took it to the heart of the city amid the climate change protests, where plenty of interest was generated among the public and members of press from other countries.”

Watch out for “Big Blue” at today’s march.