Glasgow city set for 100 Orange walks and loyalist parades in matter of weeks

Glasgow city is braced for 100 Orange walk and loyalist parades in a matter of weeks
-Credit: (Image: Robert Perry/PA Wire)

Glasgow is braced for 100 Orange walks and loyalist parades in a matter of weeks this summer, with the biggest march is set to congregate in the city centre.

Notifications have been sent for scores of marches to take place across the city over the months of June and July, with the largest march to congregate at Glasgow Green.

On July 6, the city will see 15,000 people take part in the largest march with groups from the north, west, east and south coming together. Council bosses are aware that 50 parades will take place across the city on that particular day.

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The event will mark the annual County Grand Orange Lodge of Glasgow Boyne celebration. The largest group making their way to the city are from the south with 1,670 marches set to gather on the Centre Street before joining the rest of the crowd on Hope Street.

Participants taking part in Orange Walks across the city of Glasgow
Participants taking part in Orange Walks across the city of Glasgow -Credit:Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Up to dozen marches are expected to takeover the city in a matter of weeks, With Saturday June 1 also seeing 12 take place.

The city will see 3500 marchers weave through the East End on June 1, as they make their way to Bridgeton Cross and Dalmarnock before finishing at Glasgow Green.

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On Sunday, June 23, 10 parades will take place through the city centre, with around 900 members set to take part.

Police Scotland say they will do all they can to "minimise disruption".

Chief Superintendent Stevie Dolan said: "Police Scotland is not responsible for decisions on marches.

"We are committed to supporting the rights of individuals and groups who wish to assemble, balanced against the rights of the wider community and ensuring the safety of everyone involved.

"Our policing operation will be proportionate and focussed on public safety, as well as doing all we can to minimise disruption to the wider community."

A spokesperson for Glasgow City Council said: "The legislation covering public processions is set nationally.

"Local authorities that receive notifications from procession organisers must consult with stakeholders, such as the police, and seek to resolve any concerns about routes – but there is a presumption in law that those that wish to hold marches will be able to, assuming they follow the statutory process."

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