Watch: Pro-independence supporters march through Edinburgh

Campaigners for Scottish independence have marched through Edinburgh.

Saturday, 25th September 2021, 4:11 pm

Supporters of pro-independence group All Under One Banner (AOUB) set off from the grounds of the Royal Commonwealth Pool and made their way to Holyrood this afternoon.

Pictures show a crowd of marchers leaving the pool area, with many saltires on display.

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Scottish pro-independence supporters rally outside the Scottish Parliament. The march was organised by All Under One Banner, an umbrella organisation of pro-independence groups that stages large-scale marches throughout Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The route was changed after Edinburgh City Council rejected proposals for the procession to leave from Calton Hill.

The council said a required Temporary Traffic Regulation Order needed a minimum eight weeks to process.

Campaigners claimed the decision was an “attack on the independence movement,” according to reports.

Police Scotland said no figure was available for the number of people attending the march.

Motorcycles on the route of the pro-independence march. PIC: Getty/Jeff J Mitchell

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Independence supporters gather outside the Scottish Parliament (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
The rally was organised by All Under One Banner, which organises pro-independence events across Scotland. PIC: Getty/Jeff J Mitchell.
Pipers set the tone at the march. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)