DUNDEE WEATHER THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON
Cloudy windy dry & even warmish 17° rising to 19° & feeling 15° rising to 19°.
Before the walk, there’s a 5% chance of rain, but 0% for the walk.
A rather blowy 22-24MPH wind, so the flags should look grand.
Munguin will be there, of course, along with Tris, his faithful retainer.
Hopefully, we shall see you there.
The march sets off from Baxter Park at 12.45, but the organisers want people there a bit earlier than that. So Munguin may be persuaded to rise a little earlier than his normal noon, and, hopefully, we’ll be at the pavilion in the centre of the park from around 12.15 to 12.30.
Munguin will be delighted to make your acquaintance if you want to pop over. He’s a bit like the First Minister. He is quite prepared to hug! And, remember, it will be a great honour for you to meet him!!!!!
If you don’t make it to Baxter Park for the march, we may see you at Magdalen Green.
Here is hoping for a good turn out. Dundee was YES CITY in the referendum… let’s show them that we still are.
At Inverness march a few weeks ago, there was a small band of unionists involved in a counter-demonstration. And I read that Scotland in Union was asking for people to come to a similar demonstration in Dundee. Although Conservative politicians have said that they would not be participating (for obvious reasons), there may be others bussed in by Scotland in Union.
This is completely legitimate. They have as much right to demonstrate for their union as we have to march against it. Let’s treat them with respect, regardless of how they treat us, and not rise to the bait of any provocation, the like of which was seen in Inverness.
AUOB marches, and indeed the independence movement in general, are known for being peaceful and good-natured. This is a great image for our movement. So smile and be cheerful and let any hate come from them to us, and not in the opposite direction.
A note of caution. In light of the news that British Unionist, Peter Morgan, a regular protester at the independence marches, has been jailed for 12 years for plotting terrorist attacks in Scotland, and a tweet from John Ferguson (below), don’t be backwards at taking photos of anyone making personal threats, and be prepared to report anything like that to the Police.
This makes the threat that I received slightly concerning. It was from one very excitable older unionist woman protester at the Inverness AUOB Indy march when she pointed the finger at me and told me they knew who I was and they would get me’ wonder who they are?