Indy camp still at parliament despite deadline passing

Picture: TSPL
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Independence campaigners remained at a protest camp close to the Scottish Parliament today despite the latest deadline passing on whether the campers intend to contest legal attempts to evict them.

Legal proceedings were launched last month in a bid to evict the independence supporters who set up the camp on Holyrood grounds calling for a second referendum.

Holyrood officials lodged a petition at the Court of Session in Edinburgh seeking a means to recover the area occupied by the camp, which sprang up in November.

The camp residents were given until today to respond to the Parliament’s action to recover the land, including setting out any claim on their entitlement to occupy the property.

However, the activists who have previously indicated that they would keep the camp until the action was carried out, remained on the site with no moves to evict them expected today.

Scottish Parliament officials confirmed that they would continue to pursue the legal action.