INDEPENDENCE supporters are set to make their voices heard in the streets of Inverness this weekend with All Under One Banner (AUOB) hosting a rally in the city.

The group is demanding the dissolution of the Union in the face of what they described as the “terminal crisis” the UK is facing, something they say is “made clear” by the quality of the Tory leadership debate.

In a statement on Twitter, the group said: “Each candidate is attacking the record of recent Tory governments, yet all they are putting forward is more of the same - tax cuts for the rich, while everyone else continues to suffer the impact of roaring inflation, the huge hike in energy prices and callous wage and benefit cuts.

"As Britain burns and we pay the cost of the Union, the rich are getting richer, entrenching their wealth. This is a clear and present reason to take to the streets of Inverness on August 20. Scottish independence is an emergency situation."

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The march is set to kick off from Fisherman’s Carpark at 12.30pm on Saturday and will eventually end at Castle Heather Park.

The group is calling for maximum attendance for the march and will “consider all forms of peaceful action to force change”.

SNP MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, Drew Hendry, will be addressing the rally.

In the lead-up to the event, he said: "It's great to have this event in Inverness again where they have been so vibrant and impactful in the past. Now, more than ever we need to get the message out that Scotland will not be ignored and that we can choose a different path to the chaos and indifference served up for people by Westminster.

"We can see the harm of rising costs for families, soaring energy bills and growing inequality, especially when compared to similar - and normal - Independent countries. To change that we need to persuade those still to commit that we can - by putting a cross in the box for Independence."