LAST-MINUTE preparations are under way for today’s All Under One Banner static rally in Dundee with Independence Live announcing that they will be broadcasting the event starting at 1pm today.

To watch you simply locate Independence Live’s YouTube channel via the link and there will also be the facility to chat with other Yes supporters.

AUOB will release the names of the speakers and musical entertainers via their social media outlets this morning, and there’s a stewards’ meeting at the venue, City Square outside the Caird Hall at 12.30pm.

This is possibly the final static rally AUOB will hold during the coronavirus pandemic, and social distancing and other regulations will be observed.

One of AUOB’s most successful events took place in Dundee in August 2018, when upwards of 16,000 people marched through the city to a rally in Magdalen Park. The numbers on Saturday will be nowhere near that mark, but an AUOB spokesperson said they had already been told by “a few hundred people” that they would be attending.

AUOB said: “Please do not attend if you feel unwell, observe distancing, wear face coverings and have good hand hygiene. This is the fifth static-rally that we will have held with on every occasion being responsibly organised and participated in, each having zero impact on Covid rates.”

AUOB announced that they will recommence marching for independence when Scotland no longer has Covid-19 restrictions.