AND they're off! 

All Under One Banner's "emergency" march for Scottish independence kicked off in Glasgow's West End this morning.

READ MORE: This is everything you need to know about AUOB's Glasgow march

Footage showed huge crowds braving the elements to march across the city with Saltires and banners with the aim of demonstrating support for indyref2.

The march began in Kelvingrove Park at 11.30am and will make its way to Glasgow Green. 

Glasgow City Council has estimated about 100,000 people will take part in the event despite the miserable weather. 

Originally a rally had been planned to take place in Glasgow Green later, but this was cancelled due to concerns over high winds.  

Public transport was busy this morning as participants from across Scotland travelled to Glasgow's West End for the march, which was called in response to last month's election results. 

The Tories gained an 80-strong majority in Westminster, but 48 of Scotland's 59 seats were won by pro-independence candidates. 

READ MORE: Nicola Sturgeon issues message of support for AUOB marchers

This morning, Nicola Sturgeon voiced her support for those marching through the city.

She tweeted: "Good luck to everyone marching for independence in Glasgow today - hope the weather isn’t too bad!

"Sorry I can’t be there today, but look forward to seeing you all again soon. In the meantime, sending my support and best wishes."