A LOCAL group set up to campaign for Scottish independence is to relaunch this week.

Yes Clydebank is holding a public meeting in the town, today, May 10, as it looks to gather support.

The group campaigned during the 2014 referendum, as a majority in West Dunbartonshire voted yes for Scottish independence.

Danny McCafferty, a local campaign co-coordinator in 2014, said: “One of the main reasons we were so successful four years ago was because we started organising well in advance of September 2014.

“We had our first public meeting two years before and we gradually built it from there.

“We take nothing for granted, so First up, We want to find out the existing level of support for another campaign and, if it is there is, we need to get started now – we can’t wait until a date [for another referendum] is set as we are unlikely to have a two-year run-in this time.

“The other important ingredient to our success was that people from all political parties and none got involved – party politics were put aside as we worked together to campaign for Scottish independence.

“I hope we can do the same this time round and we will be asking people who come along on Thursday to adopt the Yes movement’s Indy pledge which commits us all to respect each other’s differences – political and otherwise.

“At the end of the day It would be a boring world if we all agreed on every issue or policy, and we are not expecting that, but on the issue of Scottish independence we need and expect a united front.”

The public meeting will be held in the Hub Community Centre on Kilbowie Road from 7.30pm on Thursday, May 10.