GLASGOW'S Royal Concert Hall steps became the scene of a stand-off today between Yes and No campaigners.

Dozens of police officers were keeping both sides at bay as campaigners tried to outdo one another in the vocal stakes.

One hundred Labour MPs had descended on Glasgow today to get the No campaign back on track.

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As they tried to deliver their message at the Buchanan Street steps, Yes campaigners got in on the act and cried "Yes Scotland."

The stand-off came after the "love train" of Labour MPs from England and Wales were greeted at Glasgow Central station by a handful of Scottish Labour politicians and  a spontaneous round of applause from surprised members of the public.

But once outside they were greeted by pro-independence hecklers. One rode alongside them through the streets in a rickshaw with a sound system playing The Imperial March, made famous by Star Wars.

He kept up with the group as they walked through the city centre  booming into a megaphone "Welcome to our imperial masters! Our imperial masters have arrived!"

Under the statue of Donald Dewar they were greeted with cheers from around 100 Labour politicians and No campaigners.

But there were also boos from a crowd at least as large of Yes activists.

There were minor scuffles between the two groups as some banged up against each other chanting either "No" or "Yes".

At one point police had to move the crowd back to create more space between the two groups.

Sean Clerkin, the campaigner who forced then Labour leader Iain Gray to hide in a Glasgow shop in the 2011 election campaign, also managed to infiltrate the No group holding up a Yes sign.

When  Labour leader Ed Miliband appeared to speak to the crowd he was greeted with a mixture of cheers and jeer,  but his words were effectively drowned put by the crowd shouting "Yes, Yes, Yes".

As he finished one campaigner shouted: "Get back to London, get back to Hampstead."

The man later denied he was being xenophobic and insisted his problem with Mr Miliband was that he was the Labour leader, not that he was English.