A Force For Good was in Oban today. We were bearing witness for the huge value of the United Kingdom, as the SNP/ScotNat march passed by.
Our colourful display reminded them that we're British, we love the UK, and we want us to stay together!
Thank you to those of us who stood strong on our Thin Red Line.
We will never let the Scottish Nationalists intimidate us, and we will continue to stand for what we believe in.
As always, our vital work included filming and counting them accurately, because we know that AUOB lies deliberately in order to give the appearance of greater strength. We will not let them get away with that deception!
Our official count is now in and it is 1,757.
Here is one of the videos from which we made our count:
You can also watch our Live Feed of our Speech on the day, now up on YouTube here:
As you can see, the march took 30 minutes to pass our point on George Street.
It begins when the Pipers pass us, and it ends when the police officers pass us. The ScotNats were marching down just a single side on George Street, with traffic going along the other lane.
We did not include the bikers in the 1,757 figure as they had a separate route to the marchers. However we counted the bikers separately at 117 total.
A Massive Thank You to the Good People of Oban who Joined Us!
We had a 50-strong counter-demonstration thanks largely to around 40 people from Oban who joined us on the day. Unlike the Nats who bussed in most of their marchers from the Central Belt, our pro-Union counter-demonstration was composed of roughly 80% locals! That's a remarkable figure, and we are so grateful to the good people of Oban who came out to support our proud display of Red, White & Blue!
A Force For Good is Doing Amazing Work for the Union!
The work we are doing for the Union is absolutely amazing and there is nobody else who will, or could, do it. That's a fact.
By telling the truth about the numbers on these marches, we have undermined the lying intentions of AUOB, who had hoped that their ridiculous exaggerations would be accepted without question!
We have seriously confounded their deceptive strategy!
So, if you appreciate our work, then we need your help to keep doing it!
Please chip-in what you can today to ensure we can "keep up the good work" all summer long! We have another 6 of these marches to get to!
One-Off Donation here> "Keep up the Good Work"
Monthly Union Supporter from as little as £5 here> "Yes, I want to Help You Monthly"
We are so grateful for the help we receive!
Our Count Protocol
1- We count every adult on the road (unless they are simply crossing over the road)
2- Our presumption is always to be generous. We do not want to under-estimate. For example, if we can't tell if it is 1 or 2 people behind a flag, we go with 2. If we can't tell if it is 3 or 4, we go with 4, and so on.
3- We count people on the pavement only if they are clearly part of the march, such as dressed for the occasion/carrying a flag.
4- No children who look 14 or under are counted, since they are only there because their parents have brought them along. However, the video evidence usually shows that there are only a few of them anyway, so if you want to count them in too, you will find it doesn't make much difference to the overall figure.
5- The handful of Marshals standing next to AFFG, are added in.
6- If the "Bikers" are leading the march then we count them in. If they are travelling a different route then we do not count them in.
We count the entire march, head by head. You can do so too by occasionally pausing the video.
If you simply want to confirm that we are in the approximate ballpark, then here is what you can do: You can count several 1 minute periods at the beginning, middle and end of the march, find an average and multiply it by the number of minutes which the march lasts.
We don't expect anyone to get the exact figure which we counted, but everyone will find it is in our ballpark.