Xplore Dundee says that all of its buses will be diverted for the Scottish independence rally in the city.
Dundee council has also announced a temporary traffic order affecting several roads with thousands expected in the city for Saturday’s march, which leaves Baxter Park at 12.45pm and finishes at Magdalen Green in the West End.
The march, organised by the All Under One Banner, could bring the city centre to a halt with 2,300 folk declaring on Facebook that they will attend and another 4,200 interested.
The procession route is Baxter Park (via the South West gates), Arbroath Road A929, Princes Street A929, King Street, Panmure Street, Meadowside, Albert Square, Reform Street, High Street, Nethergate, Marketgate A991, Nethergate, Perth Road, Roseangle and Magdalen Green.
Xplore Dundee released a statement warning that severe disruption is expected.
It said: “On Saturday 18 August, the ‘All Under One Banner’ march will proceed through Dundee (from Baxter Park to Magdalen Green via the City Centre). As a result, all services in our network will be either diverted and/or delayed.
“The diversions listed will take effect from 12pm and will remain in place until it is safe for drivers to resume normal routes. We do not know how long the parade will take to clear its route.
“Please allow additional time for all journeys, and please be aware that residual delays are likely to remain even after roads have re-opened after the event.”
Dundee council has issued a temporary traffic order prohibiting all vehicular from 12.30pm along the following stretches:
(1) Arbroath Road from Dalkeith Road to Albert Street;
(2) Princes Street from Arbroath Road to King Street;
(3) King Street from Princes Street to Cowgate;
(4) Cowgate from King Street to Murraygate;
(5) Panmure Street from Murraygate to Meadowside;
(6) Meadowside from Panmure Street to Reform Street;
(7) Reform Street from Meadowside to High Street;
(8) High Street from Reform Street to Nethergate;
(9) Nethergate from High Street to Perth Road;
(10) Perth Road from Nethergate to Roseangle;
(11) Roseangle from Perth Road to Riverside Approach;
(12) Riverside Approach from Roseangle to Riverside Drive;
(13) North Marketgait from Ladywell Roundabout to King Street;
(14) East Marketgait from Seagate Roundabout to Seagate.
The Facebook event page encourages a big turnout.
It said: “Bring your flags, banners, pipes and drums. End London rule!”