SCOTLAND’S very own pro-independence broadcasters Independence Live are hoping to make a global success of this weekend’s YEStival event in Glasgow.

The first music festival to be held in support of Scottish independence is set to take place in Glasgow’s Clutha bar on Saturday, with hosts Pat Lee and Shaun Moore presenting performances by Reely Jiggered, Pepper Jock, Hesu, Pete Scally and The Carlton Jug Band, among others.

Independence Live will be there with a challenge to the Yes movement: “COP26 brought the world to Scotland – now, with your help, Independence Live is aiming to ‘Invite the World’ to join us once again in Scotland.

“YEStival will be livestreamed by Independence Live from the Clutha in Glasgow this Saturday. We are asking every Yes supporter to ‘Invite the World’ both to see and join us at the event.

“Starting now, simply invite any relatives or friends you have from anywhere in the world to watch and enjoy the YEStival event and ask them to join us, and tell us their location from wherever they are.

“Two years ago this idea to reach out to the world was tested at two of the biggest rallies the Yes movement held, and it worked well, and discussions are currently underway to see if we can make this an ongoing feature.

“This is a call out to the Yes movement – put simply, it needs your help!”

Independence Live have also issued an appeal to Yes groups to ask them to ask the broadcasters for help.

A spokesperson explained: “Over the last few months the Indy Live team has come across dozens of exciting and interesting virtual events and meetings run by Yes groups and it is brilliant to see such great conversations going on within the movement. But not enough people are seeing this brilliant content.

“And we can help. In some cases, these events are not being recorded or streamed to those who can’t make the meeting. This means that loads of people who are interested can’t get involved. Indy Live can help groups with best practices to stream and record their meetings.

“Sometimes meetings have been streamed but haven’t reached the numbers the content deserved. And we can help.

“Independence Live has over 7000 subscribers on YouTube and we are keen to host content for Yes groups and Yes supporting organisations to help more people see that content.

“If you are planning an event before the end of the year, please get in touch with Kevin by email at to discuss how we can help or host your content.”

Independence Live is in the middle of a crowdfunding exercise. Check their website for details.