Pro Independence Rally 2012

A wonderful day that will live long in the memory. Over twelve thousand people gathered in Edinburgh to hear guest speakers including Alex Salmond and our very own Convenor Duncan Fenton, and what a fantastic job he did too, we're all very proud of you Duncan you did the Society proud. Great friends and patriots together as one, this is what being Scottish is all about, wonderful vibe from the whole day and the weather was fantastic. Met some old friends and hopefully made some new ones along the way. Thousands of supporters of Scottish independence took part in the rally in the center of Edinburgh. People flocked to the capital from across Scotland and Europe for the rally.

Local police estimated that up to 12,000 people gathered for the March and Rally for an Independent Scotland, which was not part of the official Yes Scotland campaign but they must have been looking on with interest.

We all gathered at the Meadows, a large public park in Edinburgh, where marchers started assembling at around 11:00 in the morning, with the Princes Street Gardens turned into a “sea” of nationalist paraphernalia. The event was attended by some high-profile speakers including First Minister Alex Salmond, Independent MSP Margo MacDonald, and Patrick Harvie, the leader of the Scottish Green Party. The rally has become the first in a series of events planned in the run up to the independence vote. Another is planned for this time next year and the biggest set for September 2014.

Duncan & Ziggy looking rather dapper.
The Society Banner flying proudly.
On the march, a wonderful day begins in earnest.
Happy faces all round.
Over 10,000 people attended the march, awesome.
Saltires everywhere.
Wonderful backdrop.
T-Shirt of the day.
George from Fiery Jack
Davy & Aldo, Brothers in arms.
Flags from all around the world were on show in support of Scotland.
Our banner looked braw.
Very colourful.
Everywhere you looked were flags, brilliant day.
He's behind you.
Even the First Minister was impressed.
Duncan waiting to address the nation.
Duncan finally gets his turn and he was well worth the wait, well done Duncan.

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