Yes campaign placards are displayed on a fence on the Isle of Lewis in Outer Hebrides
Yes campaign placards are displayed on a fence on the Isle of Lewis in Outer Hebrides.Reuters

Demonstrators voiced their wishes for a Yes vote for Scottish independence, as thousands gathered in the main streets of Glasgow.

The mood was euphoric with the crowd signing Caledonia, a popular Scottish folk ballad on Perth High Street, while Sauchiehall Street and Buchanan Street were brought to a standstill.

The humour was good, with Glaswegians chanting: "We love you, even if yer no".

According to SNP Deputy Leader Nicola Sturgeon, certain areas of Glasgow were in no doubt of which way they were leaning: "The Gorbals might just be the strongest Yes supporting part of the country.

Wales supporting independence

In Wales, there was strong support at a gathering for Scottish independence with hundreds of people waving Scottish flags in Cardiff Bay.

However, the campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom has taken an eight-point lead with just five days until the independence referendum, according to a poll by market research agency Survation.

The No campaign is now on 54%, ahead of Alex Salmond's Yes movement, which is on 46%.

The poll also found that 40% of voters believe they and their families would be financially worse off in an independent Scotland, compared to 27% who believe they would be better off.

The latest survey predicts that turnout in the referendum will be 93%. It found that 9% of the electorate are still undecided.

It is believed that women voters will ultimately decide the outcome of the referendum.