So as I mentioned in the previous post, I spent a few hours at the 'Hands Off Our Parliament' event at Holyrood yesterday. I was even invited to make a short speech - as you can see for yourself, because Independence Live (whose operations seem to become more and more sophisticated every time I encounter them) were filming throughout the day. My slot starts at around 7:20 on this link.
One of the joys of an event like that is 'celebrity-watching'. I found myself standing right next to the legendary Scottish Resistance just before my speech, but possibly the most surreal spectacle was Michael Gray taking part in the Yes Bikers ride-past on a distinctly analogue bike, and grinning with sheer delight as if he'd just found out Santa exists after all. One or two people on social media criticised pro-indy MSPs for not turning up, but that's a bit unfair - I'm 99% sure I spotted Ash Denham, and there may have been others as well.
The schedule of the day was ingeniously crafted to provide lots of highly visual showstopping moments. It must have looked fabulous on television. In China, I mean - from what I can gather, the only TV cameras on the spot were from a Chinese channel. Ah well, maybe there are some soft No voters on holiday in Shanghai at the moment.
Like almost everyone, I took a few photos while I was there. Here's a selection...