Orange Order Walk
POLICE in Glasgow have warned people attending this weekend's Orange walks that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated as they prepare for 174 separate parades in one day.
Up to 10,000 marchers, followers and spectators are expected to descend on the city for the annual Grand County Orange Order Parade, marking the anniversary of the battle of the Boyne.
It's the biggest marching day of the year and police will be backed-up by trained stewards to help keep a lid on any potential disorder.
Force chiefs say they will target anyone seen drinking in public or who commits any form of hate crime or violence.
Assistant Chief Constable Ruaraidh Nicolson said : "On Saturday, there will be 174 parades taking place throughout the force area. Of these, 46 parades, with up to 8000 marchers, will walk through Glasgow City centre.
"Last year, for the first time, trained stewards accompanied the city centre parade freeing up officers to concentrate on those who follow the parade and behave in an appalling manner which quite frankly undermines all the positive work carried out by the Order and its members.
"As most people should be aware by now, drinking in public is banned - don't risk it as officers will seize it from you. Our message is clear, by all means come to support the parade but behave and be respectful. Make no mistake, anyone committing any form of hate crime including name calling or making gestures or people who commit acts of violence, will be arrested."