Malcolm Currie, negotiatior in Edinburgh, says there are 300-400 Prospect members marching in Edinburgh, where national secretary Anne Douglas is due to speak. "There's people here from all sorts of organisations," he says - earlier he and colleagues visited Prospect picket lines at Edinburgh Castle, the Botanic Gardens, St Andrew's House (Scottish Government), National Museums and National Galleries. A big picket line was held outside Silvan House jointly by members from the Forestry Commission and Scottish Natural Heritage. Members were also on strike at national veterinary laboratories and The National Library of Scotland was closed by the strike. Malcolm said: "I've just recruited two people to Prospect while we were walking down the hill. It's very positive and most people are very supportive."