PROTESTS in solidarity with Gaza are taking place across Scotland this weekend.

Glasgow and Edinburgh remain the biggest protests planned, with demonstrations set to take place outside Glasgow City Chambers and the Duke of Wellington statue in Edinburgh on Saturday.

However, demonstration organisers Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign announced protests at more locations across Scotland than in previous weeks, from Shetland to Dumfries.

The National: A previous rally which took place in Edinburgh, as protestors marched to the Scottish ParliamentA previous rally which took place in Edinburgh, as protestors marched to the Scottish Parliament (Image: PA)

Several demonstrations are set to take place outside Barclays Bank as part of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s Don’t Bank on Apartheid campaign.

The group investigated investments from Barclays and found that the company holds over £1 billion in shares and provides over £3bn in loans and underwriting to nine companies which they say provide weapons, components and military technology  used in Israel’s military campaign against Palestine.

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The protests come after First Minister Humza Yousaf said Israel’s actions in Gaza have gone “way beyond a legitimate response” to the October 7 attack by Hamas.

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The UN have claimed 1.9 million people in Gaza have been displaced as a result of Israeli action.

See the full list of demonstrations set to take place on Saturday below.

  • Aberdeen: 11am, Barclays, 163 Union Street
  • Dumfries: 2pm, Burns Statue
  • Dundee: 1:30pm, Dundee Central Mosque
  • Edinburgh: 9:30am, Barclays on east end of Princes Street; then 2pm at Wellington Statue, 9 Waterloo Place
  • Glasgow: 1pm, Glasgow City Chambers
  • Shetland: 2pm, Lerwick Town Hall