A sea of saltires flooded Glasgow city centre yesterday as tens of thousands of Yes supporters marched for independence.
The All Under One Banner march left Kelvingrove Park at 1.30pm yesterday.
It took at least an hour and a half for the loud, colourful parade to make its way from the west end of the city to Glasgow Green in the east.
Police estimated there were up to 35,000 marchers while organisers put the total at three times that.
Independence supporters on the march said it felt like the biggest so far after Nicola Sturgeon last week signalled her desire for a referendum by 2021.
Angelo Weston, 25, from Glasgow, who attended the first independence march in 2014, said: “The one thing I want is independence for Scotland, so of course I am going to come out and show my support.
“There are definitely more people here today. I think with everything that is going on with Brexit, people are seeing what is happening and they have had a chance to change their minds.”
Janice MacCrae, 50, travelled for four-and-a-half hours from Sutherland to take part in the march. She said: “I believe in independence and a future for my son.”
Drivers faced road closures and diversions for much of the day.
Glasgow police watched over the operation while a force helicopter monitored events from the sky. A small group of protesters from pro-union group A Force for Good waved Union flags in George Square but there was no trouble.
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