THOUSANDS of people backing Scottish independence marched through Dunfermline at the weekend.

Supporters took to the streets on Saturday for the third annual march and rally organised by campaign group Forward as One.

Following a procession through the town centre, the march moved to Pittencrieff Park where the rally commenced, with plenty of music and speakers taking to the stage.

A thunderous throttling roar from the 'Yes Bikers' greeted the marchers as they entered Pittencrieff Park led by the Saor Alba Pipes and Drums.

Dunfermline and West Fife SNP MP Douglas Chapman said there was a “great atmosphere” throughout the event.

He tweeted: “A peaceful, friendly, well-organised march for independence today in Dunfermline.

"I started at the front of the march and ended up at the back as I stopped to chat to so many constituents. Great craic all the way!"

Pro-UK campaigning group A Force For Good (AFFG) were also in Dunfermline on Saturday.

Alistair McConnachie, director, said: "We are Scotland's premier pro-UK campaign and advocacy organisation. We attend all these Scottish Nationalist events.

"Our colourful 'Thin Red Line' flies the Union Jack high for everyone who loves the United Kingdom and wants to stay British!"

And prior to Saturday's march, he said: "We'll be reminding them that Scotland said No to division. "We'll be reminding them of the benefits of solidarity over separation."