Resistance rallying cry
Spotlight on Edward Bruce
Members of Scottish Resistance held a rally in Rutherglen last Saturday.
Organiser James Scott f rom the movement addressed the crowd.
The group, who are committed to Scottish independence, staged the event in memory of Edward Bruce – Robert the Bruce’s brother.
Edward fought alongside his brother in the fight for independence. He retook Rutherglen Castle from the southerners in 1313.
Organiser of the event James Scott was at the centre of controversy during this year’s General Election campaign.
He supported Rutherglen and Hamilton West SNP candidate Margaret Ferrier during that campaign.
But he was suspended from the party alongside Piers Doughty-Brown prior to election day.
The pair were part of a crowd who shouted “red Tories out” at Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy, who was in Glasgow with comedian Eddie Izzard.
Rutherglen’s Labour MSP, James Kelly, said: “I accept that Scottish Resistance have the right to gather and put across political views as they did in Rutherglen at the weekend.
“But I hope what we don’t have is any repeat of the activities we saw during the General Election.
“Peaceful gatherings are part of the process but bullying and intimidation has no part in politics in Rutherglen,” added Mr Kelly.