ORGANISERS have cancelled a Scottish independence march due to take place this weekend following the death of the Queen aged 96.

After Queen Elizabeth’s passing at Balmoral was confirmed on Thursday evening, the All Under One Banner (AUOB) group announced it had made the decision to postpone Saturday’s march and rally in Falkirk.

The UK is now in a national mourning period, expected to be about 12 days long, with a number of scheduled strikes and rallies relating to various causes put on hold. Most political parties have suspended campaigning until further notice, while Scottish Parliament business has also been shut down.

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“Due to recent events we have decided to postpone this Saturday's march for independence at Falkirk. We will reschedule the Falkirk demonstration for next year,” AUOB announced on social media.

“What matters most is securing Scottish independence as soon as possible. Next up, we march at Edinburgh on October 1.”

Supporters largely agreed that the decision was correct. Journalist Yvonne Ridely responded "wise call", while another wrote back: "Obviously I’m disappointed but I think that’s the right decision."

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Meanwhile, it was announced on Friday that a period of royal mourning for members of the royal family and royal households will be observed until seven days after the Queen’s funeral, the date of which is yet to be confirmed by Buckingham Palace.

The UK Government will confirm the length of the national mourning period today and is likely to announce that the Queen’s funeral day will be a public holiday.