In the wake of the recent election win by Quebec secessionists and a massive rally in Barcelona in favour of Catalan secession, we now have reports of thousands of Scots rallying in Edinburgh to support Scottish secession. It would seem that the issue of secession has never been more timely. Increasingly, the centralised, multi-national state is being challenged around the world by nationalist groups. The BBC reports:
Thousands of people have taken part in an event in Edinburgh aimed at demonstrating support for independence.
Crowds waving saltires and lion rampant flags gathered in the Meadows before heading to Princes Street Gardens.
Several speakers, including SNP leader Alex Salmond, addressed the crowds.
Politicians, civil action groups and entertainers attended the event. It was staged under the banner Independence for Scotland and is not part of the official Yes Scotland campaign.
Lothian and Borders Police estimated that about 5,000 people took part in the march and rally.
It is the first in a series of events planned in the run up to the independence vote.