All Under One Banner is to break its normal practice of not holding marches and rallies in winter to carry out what is effectively an emergency march in Glasgow on January 11.

The group’s Facebook page announced the march yesterday as follows: “We’ve just informed @policescotland that we will March for Independence #AUOB on Sat 11th January at Glasgow due to exceptional political circumstances. It is urgent that we exercise our right to Self-Determination by taking to the streets of our biggest city in the New Year.”

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The National can reveal that the route will follow the same as last May’s hugely successful march and rally in the city.

Leaving Kelvingrove at 11.30am the march will proceed via Kelvin Way, Gibson St, Woodlands Rd, Sauchiehall St, Pitt St, West George St, Renfield St, Union St, Jamaica St, Clyde St, Bridgegate, and the Saltmarket to Glasgow Green

Dozens of activists and supporters took to social media to express approval of the plan. Bill Cruickshank tweeted: “I think that is a very good shout. I live in the Highlands but will now be making plans to be there, booking accommodation etc. Simply superb & as always thank you for everything you do.”

Meanwhile, a “Not My Prime Minister” protest is being held at the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood in Edinburgh later today from 1pm to 4pm, organised by Youth Rise Up and Stand Against Racism.

They said: “Please join us at 1pm tomorrow to show Boris that the people are against him!"