ALL Under One Banner has been forced to cancel the rally element of its pro-independence event in Glasgow this weekend.

The march, which organisers predict could attract hundreds of thousands of Yes supporters, will still go ahead.

AUOB had planned to gather in Glasgow Green to hear from speakers following a march through the city.

But after consultation with Glasgow City Council, organisers say they have taken the "disappointing" decision to cancel the rally.

The march through the city on Saturday will still go ahead.

The council estimated that 100,000 people will take part in the event, while organisers say the total could reach a record-breaking 300,000.

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Gary Kelly, the named organiser for the march and All Under One Banner member said: “All Under One Banner takes the safety of everyone attending our marches and rallies very seriously. I have looked at the best weather forecasts available for Saturday.

“High wind is forecast in Glasgow for Saturday and so it is not possible for the rally at Glasgow Green to go ahead.

“I am sure that people will be disappointed because a number of great speakers had agreed to take part, however safety is always top priority. I’m very pleased that the march is going ahead.”

AUOB member Neil Mackay commented: “Organising outdoor events in Scotland in winter is always difficult and is always subject to our weather. While the march goes ahead as planned, the safety of those attending is always our number one concern. As a result, the rally after the march is cancelled.

“We had a number of great speakers lined up for the rally so it is a pity that the rally will not now take place.

“We have apologised to the speakers for the cancellation and they have all been very understanding and supportive. All Under One Banner looks forward to an important and impressive march taking place on Saturday.”