Re­sis­tance ral­ly­ing cry

Spotlight on Ed­ward Bruce

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Strat­ton Wil­liams

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.

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