Around 200 pro-independence campaigners have staged a demonstration outside the hotel where Scottish Labour's gala dinner was taking place.

Tonight's protest aimed to highlight the plight of the most vulnerable in society and featured a food bank collection.

There was a strong police presence outside the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow as Labour figures arrived for the dinner.

A line of police faced protesters waving placards with messages such as "Labour the Judas party - enjoy your last supper", "Taxi for Labour" and "Labour, your tea's oot in May".

The demonstrators shouted slogans such as "Red Tories out".

Jim Murphy MP, one of three candidates for the Scottish Labour party leadership following the resignation of Johann Lamont, was one of the senior figures to use the hotel's main entrance.

He deposited a bag of food at the food bank collection point.

Mr Murphy will face MSPs Neil Findlay and Sarah Boyack in the leadership race.

John Cooper, one of the protesters, said: "The reason we're here tonight is because Scottish Labour are having their annual gala dinner in the hotel behind us and we've been told the figure for each person's dinner is in the region of £100.

"In Glasgow there are 34 food banks and there's thousands of people starving in Glasgow and increasingly sanctions are being used by the Department for Work and Pensions to punish people in poverty."