Giant ‘yes’ banner on Edinburgh Castle cliffs

A climber has attached a giant ‘Yes’ sign to the side of the rocks below Edinburgh Castle.

A "YES" campaign banner on Edinburgh Castle rock. Pic: Scott Louden
A "YES" campaign banner on Edinburgh Castle rock. Pic: Scott Louden

The highly visible banner was created overnight on Friday as the referendum headed into the busiest weekend of campaigning.

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It was organised by a group called ‘Independence Climber’ who claimed on facebook it had been created by a young woman in need of a lung transplant who had to climb with an oxygen tank.

They said of the event: “No damage to the castle or surrounding area. Nighttime ascent and a successful one. No doubt it will be removed but for now the reflective YES shines bright!”