The Westminster Government are to launch a campaign aimed at bolstering support for the Union following a series of polls suggesting a narrow majority in support for Scottish independence. 

The Scotsman reports that the campaign will include cinema adverts as well as billboards, radio, print adverts and social media posts in a bid to bolster support for the Union. it will set out to highlight success in areas such as sport, culture and more that the UK have achieved together. 

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Although the campaign is in its early stages, reports suggest that as much as £5m could be ploughed into the showreel for the Union. 

The aims of the campaign are to match the impact of recent SNP videos widely shared on social media.

A Scottish Tory source said that the party faced a battle to convince voters of the risk of giving the SNP another term in office in 2021 saying:  “The risk is that people think it’s OK to vote SNP even if they’re calling for indyref2, because Boris will stop it,” We’re going to have to raise the stakes.” 

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“We’ve learned a lot from the general election campaign,” they added. “It will be gloves off in 2021.”

The last poll on Scottish independence, from Panelbase put Yes support at 52% - up five percentage points from a previous study.

The poll commissioned by the Scot Goes Pop blog with the help of a crowdfunder and conducted between January 28 and 31, also says that pro-independence parties are on course to take 57% of the seats at Holyrood at next year's elections.