Pro-independence Scottish flag draped off Boston Stump tower

A pro-independence Scotland flag has been hung from the Boston Stump. DJ
A pro-independence Scotland flag has been hung from the Boston Stump. DJ

A Scottish flag has been draped over the side of the Stump tower today (Thursday) telling people to vote ‘yes’ in the Scottish Independence referendum.

The flag was hung onto drainage pipes about six feet below the viewing balcony on the Market Place side of the tower by a member of the public.

A pro-independence Scotland flag has been hung from the Boston Stump. DJ

A pro-independence Scotland flag has been hung from the Boston Stump. DJ

Stump officials were unaware of the incident until alerted by The Standard’s reporter.

In a statement, church officials said: “As a House of God, somewhere where peace and calm is held, we remain neutral in all respects of conflict whether it be political or violent.

“We have, therefore, removed the flag that was hung from our church balcony earlier this afternoon.”

It was taken down using a hook on a rope lent to church officials by their stone masons.

The identity of the person behind the cheeky stunt is not known.

In reaction to the news Jon Abbott said on Twitter: “I know it’s a tall building by #Lincolnshire standards but I somehow doubt anyone with a vote will see it”

Scotland is due to go to referendum next Thursday on whether the country should remain part of the United Kingdom.