A CAMPAIGN advert from the Alba Party claiming it will “unite the clans” to win independence has been slammed for being “outdated” and “embarrassing”.
Alex Salmond’s new party released the Battle of Bannockburn-themed video at 12.14am yesterday on Twitter.
Scottish actor Angus MacFadyen, who played Robert the Bruce in Braveheart, produced and narrated the short clip, which was also released on the party’s Facebook page.
MacFadyen tells the story of how the camp followers of “sma’ folk” turned the tide of the Battle of Bannockburn by appearing at a vital moment on Gillies Hill as a fresh Scottish army.
At the launch of the short film, MacFadyen said: “This depiction is ever so slightly tongue-in-cheek but still makes a very serious point. It is the ‘sma’ folk’ or people power who hold the key to Scotland’s future. That was fact in 1314. It is true in 2021.”
The advert contains the following script: “Here wisdom and history. On the final day of battle between the forces of freedom, vastly outnumbered by those of the oppressor.
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