Supporters of the EU in Dumbarton and Vale of Leven came together on Brexit day to "leave a light on" for Scotland.

A vigil took place in Christie Park, in Alexandria,at 6.30pm on January 31 and people were encouraged to light a candle to ask the European Union to leave the light on for Scotland.

The event was organised by members of the YES Vale and Dumbarton hub.

A spokesman told the Reporter: “We feel it’s important to take part in this event which is happening in towns and cities across Scotland because West Dunbartonshire voted to remain members of the EU, but we are being dragged against our will by a Westminster government we didn’t vote for.”

The organisers are inviting everyone to help light up the darkness that Brexit represents to so many in Scotland.

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes said: “Back in 2016, an overwhelming majority of voters in West Dunbartonshire and every part of Scotland voted to retain our EU membership.

“We've been clear in every election since then, including the SNP’s landslide victory in December, that Scotland wants nothing to do with a damaging Brexit that will hit jobs and living standards. It’s regrettable that our democratic choices count for nothing in the so-called Mother of Parliaments.

“In all its forms Brexit will have a detrimental impact, leaving us worse off and signalling a decline in the UK’s standing on the international stage.

“The Scottish Parliament, and the Welsh and Northern Irish Assemblies have all voted with a clear voice to refuse consent to our nations being taken out of the EU against our will. Again Westminster refuses to listen - making a mockery of the claim that the UK is an equal partnership of nations.

“As the Tories turn the light off on our EU membership, an independent Scotland offers a beacon of hope to those of us who want to protect our rights as EU citizens.”