The final weekend before the independence referendum was filled with controversy, as Better Together’s latest event in Dundee to try and raise support for the campaign was crashed by a group of Yes voters.
Scottish Labour had parked their bus in City Square, where they were handing out fliers to locals passing by.
However, the event took a dramatic turn as Yes advocates from the Dundee branch of the Scottish Socialist Party marched from the event they were having in Albert Square to confront the No campaign.
Those hoping for independence at next Thursday’s referendum were led by a piper as they sang ‘Flower of Scotland’, as well as hurling chants of “Tories in disguise” at the Labour party representatives. They then positioned themselves behind the van where they continued to chant.
There was minimal reaction from Scottish Labour supporters, with some heading into the bus until everyone from the opposition had moved on.
Member of the SSP Stuart Fairweather praised the event, and stated that it was peaceful protest simply to get their views across.
He said: “It was a spontaneous march, and it was good natured. We wanted to turn up and make our feelings clear, and express our disappointment in the Labour and No supporters.
“We had double the amount of people here than we anticipated, it’s been a good day for Yes in Dundee.”
Councillor Laurie Bidwell, who was amongst the group backing the Better Together campaign, did not slam the opposition for crashing the event, instead praising those siding with Labour.
He said: “We had booked the space three or four weeks ago, and were only here to hand out fliers and hold conversations with people and we still had a chance to do that.
“I have spoken to a lot of people that are happy that we are here today, and have met a lot of No supporters who are just as passionate and patriotic.”