Sturgeon: No five-mile travel limit to see your parents

Scotland is on track to begin easing the lockdown from next Thursday, but Scots should 'use their judgement'.

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You will be able to visit family members living in a different household even if it means travelling more than five miles, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.

Discussing changes likely to begin from the end of next week, the First Minister asked Scots to “use their judgement” when planning to meet other households.

As an example, she suggested that if you having to travel a long enough distance to visit relatives that you need to use the toilet in their house, you shouldn’t visit them.

There is a risk if you are infectious of leaving the virus on their surfaces, Sturgeon said, particularly if you are visiting elderly family members more vulnerable to coronavirus.

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The Scottish Government’s plan for phase one of easing the Covid-19 lockdown says people can meet members of one other household outside, provided they stay socially distanced from each other.

However, the new guidance, published on Thursday, also instructs Scots to only travel locally for exercise or recreational purposes, suggesting a limit of five miles.

Speaking at the Scottish Government’s press briefing on Friday, Sturgeon clarified this five-mile limit did not extend to going to see family and loved ones.

She also further explained the rule on meeting other households, saying you can only visit members from one household at a time – but you can meet people from other households at different times.

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The First Minister reiterated that none of these changes are in effect yet – for now, the lockdown remains in place and you must not meet other households.

She said: “We do need to stick with it for a few more days.

“Not all of the phase one measures will necessarily be introduced next Thursday, but I hope that most of them will be, or at least a day or two afterwards.”

Sturgeon continued: “You’ll be able in this first phase to sit outside or sunbathe in parks or other open areas.

“And as long as you stay two metres apart, you will be able to meet outside with people from another household including in private gardens.

“That doesn’t limit you to seeing just one specific household during this phase.

“You can see different households but we are asking you only to meet with one at a time.”

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She added: “We’re also not intending to put a five-mile limit on the distance you can travel to, for example, sit with your parents in their garden.

“But we are asking you to use judgement, and increasingly as we come out of lockdown, I’m going to more and more be relying on you to exercise the good judgement that I know you will.

“If, for example, you have to travel a long distance to see a relative outside, you’re more likely to perhaps go inside the house to, for example, use the bathroom.

“We don’t want you to go inside others’ houses in this phase because if you are infectious, maybe without knowing about it, you risk leaving the virus on surfaces inside the house and that would pose a risk to other people.

“Particularly if you are visiting elderly relatives, that is a risk we do not want you to take.”

Covid restrictions ease as most of Scotland moves to level two

Indoor household mixing and hospitality rules relaxed for most of mainland Scotland but Glasgow and Moray stay in level three.

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Pubs in level two areas are allowed to sell alcohol indoors.

Coronavirus restrictions in Scotland eased on Monday as most of the country enters level two of the five-tier system.

Only Glasgow and Moray remain in level three due to recent outbreaks of the virus.

For the rest of mainland Scotland, the change to level two means new rules regarding hugging, indoor socialising and hospitality venues.

Scotland will also join the rest of the UK in implementing a ‘traffic light system’ for international travel.

What is changing?

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Pubs in level two areas are allowed to open and sell alcohol indoors with up to six people from three households able to socialise indoors in a private home or garden without physical distancing.

Pubs can open and sell alcohol indoors until 10.30pm in two-hour booked slots. Local licensing laws will apply outdoors.

Meanwhile, cinemas, theatres, concert halls, music venues, comedy clubs, amusement arcades, casinos, snooker halls and bingo halls can open – although soft play centres, funfairs and nightclubs still have to remain closed.

Outdoor and indoor events can also resume with maximum capacities indoors of 100, outdoors seated of 500 and outdoors free-standing of 250.

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Adult contact sport can restart outdoors and non-professional performance arts can resume outdoors.

Universities and colleges will be able return to a more blended model of learning.

Glasgow and Moray

With coronavirus numbers having fallen, and the continued rollout of the vaccination programme, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had previously indicated the whole of mainland Scotland could move to level two restrictions.

However, following outbreaks in both Glasgow and Moray the decision was taken to keep both areas in level three for at least another week.

People have been asked not to travel in and out of Moray or the city of Glasgow during that time unless their journey is essential.

Those living in the most affected areas of Glasgow, which has overtaken Moray to be the country’s Covid hotspot, are being urged to take a Covid-19 test regardless of whether they have symptoms or not.

Sturgeon said there was evidence to suggest the outbreak in Glasgow was being driven by the Indian B.1.617.2 variant.

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She added she was optimistic that increased testing and vaccination would help to curb the increased spread of the virus, while also stressing that Scotland’s battle against coronavirus “remains good”.

On Moray, the First Minister said: “Case numbers remain more than double the Scottish average and so the judgement of the local incident management team, which has informed this decision, is that it is prudent for Moray to remain at level three for a further week, so that we can be more confident that the situation is firmly under control.”

She added: “It is inevitable that as we continue to navigate our way through this pandemic, we will hit bumps in the road, however, if we exercise suitable caution as we’re seeking to do today, then even though that is difficult, we are much more likely to stay on the right track overall.”

Caution urged

The national clinical director has urged caution with those going in to level two asked to be careful with their new freedoms.

Professor Jason Leitch said: “We have decided, with advice, that on Monday the rest of the country is safe to move to the next stage.

“But we all said the hugging, the increased hospitality, that should all be done very cautiously.

“So don’t go crazy but we think it can be kept under control.”

Traffic light system

Sturgeon has confirmed that a traffic light system for international travel will also become active, meaning countries will be sorted into lists depending on their current coronavirus numbers.

The likely green list destinations, territories in which visits to would have no quarantine requirement, are Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Singapore, Brunei, Iceland, Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands, the Faroe Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and St Helena, Tristan de Cunha, Ascension Island.

Although there will be no quarantine requirement for these countries, Sturgeon has warned that these would be the “exception and not the rule” with most destinations instead appearing on the amber list.

The three counties currently on the red list, visits to which require managed isolation in a quarantine hotel for ten days at the cost of £1750 for a solo traveller, are Turkey, Nepal and the Maldives.

The First Minister said that most countries will be on the amber list, visits to which will require self-isolation at home with two PCR tests taken during that period.

The islands

Many of Scotland’s islands will move to level one due to vaccination coverage and low case numbers.

Coronavirus: 161 new cases recorded in last 24 hours

Scottish Government figures showed there had been no further deaths of those who had recently tested positive.

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Covid: 161 new cases in Scotland.

Scotland has recorded 161 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the latest Scottish Government figures show.

No new deaths have been recorded meaning the death toll under this daily measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – remains at 7664.

A total of 229,774 people have tested positive for the virus and the daily test positivity rate is 1.6%, down from 2% the previous day.

A total of 68 people were in hospital on Sunday with recently confirmed Covid-19, with three patients in intensive care.

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A total of 3,035,790 people have received the first dose of a Covid vaccination and 1,638,536 have received their second dose.

With the exception of Glasgow and Moray, mainland Scotland moved to level two restrictions on Monday and some islands moved to level one.

Since the start of the pandemic more than 10,000 deaths have been registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Over three million people, around two thirds of adults in Scotland, have received their first dose of the vaccination.

Man accused of raping and murdering mum-of-two in her home

David Hose, 30, allegedly killed Kirsty Robertson, 29, at a house in Ayr, South Ayrshire, in October 2019.

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Court: David Hose is standing trial for the rape and murder of Kirsty Robertson.

A man accused of raping and murdering a mum-of-two in her home claimed he was told about her death by another person.

David Hose, 30, allegedly killed Kirsty Robertson, 29, at the house in Ayr, South Ayrshire, on October 20, 2019.

Hose denies the charge and is on trial at the High Court in Glasgow.

He is further charged with raping two other women in 2017 and 2018 at separate properties in Ayr.

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Hose and Ms Robertson’s friend, Shona Harbison, 36, told jurors on Monday that they were all drinking together on the night of the death.

Ms Harbison stated Hose was to stay the night to help look after Ms Robertson’s children in the morning.

Ms Harbison claimed when she left around 1.30am, Ms Robertson was lying on the couch.

Prosecutor Lynsey MacDonald asked how Ms Robertson was, and the witness replied: “She was passed out but when I told her I was leaving she never answered.

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“I spoke and shoogled her shoulder to see if she would wake up.”

Ms MacDonald asked if Ms Robertson reacted in any way, and she replied: “No.”

Ms Harbison stated that she was later woken up by Hose at 12.30pm at her own house.

She said: “He told me that Kirsty was dead and I didn’t believe him. I was trying to take it in and understand as I saw her a couple of hours ago and she was fine.”

Ms MacDonald asked if she questioned Hose about how he found out Ms Robertson had died.

She replied: “He said some girl called Vicky had said to him.

“I said I thought you were staying at Kirsty’s to help her, and he said he couldn’t get to sleep on the single chair in the living room.”

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John Scullion QC, defending, put it to Ms Harbison that Hose claimed he was told Ms Robertson had been found by her daughter that morning.

She replied: “He said a neighbour had turned up to take Kirsty to Kilmarnock for a bike for her daughter. He said the girl was told to wake up her mum.”

Ms Robertson’s neighbour, Caroline Hall, 35, earlier stated in evidence how she found Ms Robertson’s naked body face down on the couch.

The student nurse stated: “I went to the door and shouted Kirsty. I never got an answer so I went to the couch to rouse her.”

Ms MacDonald asked: “What did you find when you touched her shoulder?”

The witness replied: “She was cold, very cold and I knew straight away that she was [dead].”

The rape and murder charge includes claims Ms Robertson was intoxicated, unconscious and incapable of giving or withholding consent.

It is also alleged Hose left her face down on a couch and her breathing became restricted.

The trial, before Judge Simon Collins, continues.


Police probe video of Rangers players after title win

In a statement, Police Scotland said they are now assessing the content of the video.

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Police said they are assessing the contents of the video.

Police Scotland has said it is assessing a video allegedly involving Rangers football players using sectarian language during their league title celebrations.

In a clip circulated on social media, a group of players are seen singing along to the song, ‘Sweet Caroline’, at Ibrox Stadium.

The celebrations came after the club were presented with the Scottish Premiership title on Saturday following a 4-0 victory against Aberdeen.

In a statement, Police Scotland said they are now assessing the content of the video.

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The statement read: “We are aware of a video circulating on social media apparently showing Rangers players using sectarian language while celebrating on Saturday.

“We are assessing its contents and will liaise with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service as part of our enquiries.”

Scotland’s Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf said it is right that Police Scotland investigate and determine the facts around the video.

He tweeted: “I have also been made aware of this clip, if (and I stress if) this clip is genuine then any player or staff member found to be guilty of anti-Catholic hatred should be shown the door by the Club.

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“It is right Police Scot investigate & determine the facts around it.”


Women in entertainment share list of ‘abusive’ men to avoid

List of 'powerful and abusive' men comes to light after actor Kevin Guthrie was jailed for sexual assault.

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Women in Scotland’s entertainment industry have a shared list of “powerful and abusive” men to avoid while they’re working.

The so-called ‘whisper network’ contains names of men deemed a threat to women and has come to light after actor Kevin Guthrie was jailed for sexual assault.

Sunshine on Leith and Fantastic Beasts star Guthrie was locked up for three years on Friday after being convicted of an attack in Glasgow in 2017.

His sentencing has prompted a number of women to speak out about harassment and inappropriate behaviour, as they called on industry bosses to do more to protect them.

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Theatre producer Rosie Priest told STV News that the list had been shared between women across Scotland’s entertainment sector.

The men involved, she added, were often “protected by the cult of celebrity”.

She said: “That cult of celebrity runs deeper than the people you see on stage. Directors, writers, choreographers, CEOs – they all have this immense amount of power.

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Rosie Priest

“We know that, unfortunately, one in four women is going to experience sexual violence in their lifetime and that sexual violence isn’t to do with intimacy, it’s to do with power.

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“And as a sector founded on very unequal power balances, a very small amount of people holding a lot of power, it means that predators, abusers, bullies can thrive.”

Four years have passed since the birth of the #MeToo movement and the fall of Hollywood giants Harvey Weinstein, Jeffrey Epstein and Kevin Spacey.

But many working in the industry in Scotland believe not enough has been done to protect them.

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Writer and actor Louise Oliver co-founded the Persistent and Nasty platform for women working in stage and screen to share their experiences.

She said: “There have been some moments across my career where I’m like ‘that wasn’t so great’ and I didn’t do anything at the time.

“I just had to move on and get over it.”

A court heard Guthrie, 33, attacked a woman who was “distressed and unwell” at a flat in the west end of Glasgow in 2017.

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A judge described the assault as a “heinous crime” as he placed the actor on the sex offenders’ register for life.

Theatre and TV actor Maureen Beattie launched the Safe Spaces campaign in a bid to rid the industry of inappropriate behaviour.

She said: “The world I want to see is a world so unused to that behaviour that it is an absolute shock when it happens.

“I suppose the revelations recently are shocking – but it’s like ‘there you go, it’s still going on’.

“To get to the point where bad behaviour literally took the breath away from you because you were like ‘wow, that’s extraordinary’ is where I’d like to get to.”


Two men arrested as police probe ‘unexplained’ death

Emergency services were called to a flat in Mackie Avenue, Port Glasgow, at around 3.30pm on Sunday.

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Port Glasgow: Emergency services were called to a flat in Mackie Avenue on Sunday afternoon.

Two people have been arrested as police investigate the “unexplained” death of a man in Inverclyde.

Emergency services were called to a flat in Mackie Avenue, Port Glasgow, at around 3.30pm on Sunday.

A man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two men, aged 35 and 46, have been arrested in connection with the incident.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Enquires to establish the circumstances surrounding the death, which is currently being treated as unexplained, remain ongoing.

“A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.”


Glasgow to vaccinate people aged 18-39 in Covid hotspots

The move by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde comes after a surge in coronavirus cases across the city.

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Vaccinations: People aged 18-39 now eligible in Glasgow.

Covid vaccination appointments are being made available for people aged 18-39 living in the affected areas of Glasgow.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said the appointments will begin next week and is encouraging locals who are eligible for the vaccine to book in.

The health board is also urging people in the city to visit their local asymptomatic testing centre and take a Covid test.

The move comes after Glasgow and Moray were ordered to remain under level three restrictions despite the rest of mainland Scotland entering level two of the five-tier system.

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The surge seen Glasgow record 80.4 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to May 11, pushing it ahead of Moray where there were 68.9.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said there was evidence that the outbreak in Glasgow was being driven by the Indian B.1.617.2 variant, adding that the situation in Scotland’s largest city is causing even more concern than the recent spike in cases in Moray.

A spokesperson for NHSGGC said: “We are actively pursuing ways to ensure vaccination uptake is as high as possible in the areas with the largest increases of cases. 

“This will include encouraging and supporting people who previously opted not to receive their vaccination to arrange an appointment. 

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“We will be contacting these individuals directly and offering them appointments in the coming weeks.

“We would like to encourage all residents of Greater Glasgow and Clyde to continue to follow Scottish Government guidelines, take your vaccination when offered and make use of our asymptomatic testing facilities to ensure if you unknowingly have the virus, you can then self-isolate and help to stop the spread.”


Election reflection and the great mandate debate

Why a supposedly straightforward issue has become bogged down in confusion.

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Boris Johnson wants to rebuff Nicola Sturgeon's push for a second independence referendum.

During, and in the immediate aftermath of, the Scottish election, there was quite a bit of debate and comment over the basic issue of what constitutes a mandate.

I say ‘basic’, for it really should be as straightforward as who won the election and can that party command a parliamentary majority to enact pledges made in their election manifesto?

And yet, this fundamental proposition seemed lost amid a whole series of refinements to the ‘who wins and who can govern’ principle. As this argument was played out against a backdrop of fury over the proposed holding of a second independence referendum, it seemed positions were taken and argued from the perspective of for or against constitutional change.

As the counting of votes got under way and as it became clear that the SNP had won the election and won it well, a narrative emerged that somehow it would represent failure if they did not win 65 seats. And, if they didn’t, they had no mandate for indyref2.

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Once the votes had been counted, several Conservative big hitters then turned to the share of the vote on the constituency ballots to argue that unionist votes outpolled votes for independence, as if the election was actually a referendum.

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Ballot counting in Aberdeen.

Many of those same politicians have argued that since nationalists insisted the 2014 referendum was to be ‘once in a generation’ or ‘once in a lifetime’, then this should act as an effective bar to the holding of a new poll.

The desire to introduce novel concepts to the idea of what constitutes a mandate is primarily used by proponents of the status quo. I don’t criticise them for that; it’s politics after all and politicians deploy arguments they think bolster their positions.

Two great constitutional questions have dominated the last decade in politics. Should Scotland become an independent country? And should the UK leave the European Union? The people have spoken in two referenda and the judgement was No to the former proposition and Leave to the latter.

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The SNP won the 2011 election and legislated for an independence poll. They had a mandate to do so. The Conservatives won the general election in 2015 and legislated for an in-out EU referendum. They had a mandate to do so. In both cases, the principle is the same; you win an election and if you can command a parliamentary majority for your position it will see the light of day.

Straightforward enough, isn’t it?

Of course, politics will always attempt to complicate what is not complicated. It is perfectly true that Scotland voted decisively to remain in the UK. For many remainers, there was therefore no mandate to take Scotland out of the UK. Most voters in Scotland do not vote for Conservative governments and it has been long argued, therefore, that they have no mandate to enact anything. These, of course, are political arguments that define the hurly-burly of crossfire. 

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The leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Douglas Ross.

What is indisputable is that voters of the UK as a whole elect the UK Government. If the Conservatives across the UK win an election and wish to bring forward proposals for which there is not support in Scotland, it can do so. Its mandate comes from votes across the UK.

One of the arguments for independence is that you will always get the government you vote for and that the current constitutional settlement does not bridge the reality of Scotland going one way on an issue, like Brexit and the government of the UK going in another direction.

True enough, but as long as the constitution is as it is, it is not credible to argue that a Conservative government at Westminster has no mandate to pursue policies it was elected to enact. 

Likewise, it is not credible for politicians in Scotland to deny the SNP has a right to pursue indyref2. What was good enough for a UK Conservative government in 2015 should be good enough for an SNP government in 2021.

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Michael Gove refused to rule out a legal challenge to stop indyref2.
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I deliberately say ‘right to pursue’ since the arguments over a Holyrood-inspired independence referendum may yet succumb to legal arguments in the courts. That mother of constitutional battles is for another day.

Just for the record, the Conservatives won the 2015 election on 37% of the vote. The SNP won the most recent election with a constituency vote of 47.7%, a full ten percentage points ahead of the Conservative share in the UK in 2015. 

Our system of government does not rely on winning over 50% of the popular vote, it relies on being able to form a government and carrying the numbers in parliament for a proposal. The electoral system may be unfair, but that is an argument about the electoral system, not about the right to govern.

Many issues, probably most issues, where governments take decisions are not to be found in a party election manifesto but they decide nevertheless since they have won an election and have a mandate to govern. That’s the way the system works.

The mandate argument is now about to fade and a new one will take centre stage post-Covid and that concerns the legality of any new plebiscite.

At the moment we have a stand-off.

Nicola Sturgeon wants a legally agreed poll with Westminster, but Boris Johnson does not want to play ball. Plan B for Sturgeon is for Holyrood to legislate, daring the Prime Minister to go to court to block the move. The First Minister reckons that would simply propel a surge in support for independence and marginalise the UK Government on the issue.

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Nicola Sturgeon will push for a second referendum.

She would argue she has a mandate to pursue a referendum. He would argue he has a mandate to say ‘no’. What is obvious is that a stand-off without end is not very satisfactory for either party. The issue highlights a glaring hole in the constitution of the UK, that part written, part unwritten, uncodified mish-mash of rules and conventions; there is a need to agree how a constituent nation of the UK can hold a constitutional referendum or alter its relationship with the rest of the UK.

For Scotland, there is the precedent of 2014 but that cannot be triggered as a matter of automatic legal right. In Northern Ireland there is a route to a ‘border poll’ on Irish reunification and in Wales the debate lags behind even addressing such issues.

There is talk of a constitutional convention in the air. If one ever sees the light of date then it should definitively pronounce on mandates, road maps to change and put beyond skirmish the questions currently defining the major faultline in Scottish politics.


Swinney: Rangers fans’ conduct ‘absolutely reprehensible’

Deputy first minister says supporters behaved in a 'loutish and thuggish fashion' in Glasgow's George Square on Saturday.

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Rangers fans gathered in George Square on Saturday.

John Swinney has argued “every exhortation was given by Police Scotland, the Scottish Government and Rangers Football Club” as he condemned the action of fans as “absolutely reprehensible”.

Scotland’s deputy first minister spoke out against the scenes on Saturday which led to five police officers being injured and 28 arrests – with officers saying many more will follow.

Thousands of fans defied Covid-19 warnings against large gatherings and massed in George Square to celebrate Rangers winning their first Scottish Premiership championship since 2011.

Images showed George Square strewn with hundreds of broken bottles, plastic bags and spent flares after flag-draped fans had been seen attacking each other and launching traffic cones, plastic bollards and other missiles at lines of riot gear-clad police officers.

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Swinney told the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland: “Every exhortation was given by Police Scotland, the Scottish Government and Rangers Football Club for fans not to assemble.

“But unfortunately 15,000 people did so and they started off behaving peacefully and then they descended into thuggish behaviour in George Square.

“I’m limited as to what I can say this morning because there’s an ongoing police investigation but the conduct on Saturday was absolutely reprehensible.

“There was absolutely no need for them to gather, absolutely no need whatsoever, and the warnings were given very clearly… and then some of them went on to behave in a loutish and thuggish fashion in George Square – devastating property, circulating and expressing vile anti-Catholic bigotry in the centre of the city of Glasgow.

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“Police officers were assaulted on Saturday, which is completely unacceptable and obviously that will be a matter which is pursued vigorously by Police Scotland and so it should be and there’ll be various actions taken to address the behaviour and the conduct of the fans on Saturday.”

Calum Steele, general secretary of the Scottish Police Federation (SPF), tweeted images on Sunday night of some of the injuries sustained by officers, including broken bones and lost teeth.

He described the scenes as “horrific”, also telling the BBC programme: “There are almost no polite words left to describe how bad the events (were) in Glasgow at the weekend – and indeed the wider west of Scotland.

“Many of the officers who are quite long in the tooth have probably quite rightly described it as some of the worst violence that they’ve experienced in over 20 years of police service.

“People being critical of the police, that’s nothing new, and those that don’t have an appreciation and understanding as to what’s involved in the policing tactics are rarely shy in holding back their points of view.

“The notion that the very limited resources of the police service would go into a crowd of that size to enforce the dispersal without any consideration of the inevitable consequences of such action I think shows just how narrow the thinking of those that are critical of the police in those circumstances are.

“There is no way that a police service of almost any size could have stopped that number of people moving and gathering – equally there may well be legitimate questions to ask about whether the gathering should have been broken up at an earlier stage, or notices to disperse the crowd should be given at an earlier stage.

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“I don’t believe that the club is responsible for what took place yesterday, I absolutely believe the club has got a fundamental role to play in trying to make sure that the behaviour of fans – indeed football authorities in general have a role to play in making sure that these kinds of disgraceful behaviours, laying down what’s acceptable, what’s not acceptable is addressed in the future.”

Police Scotland assistant chief constable Gary Richie also said: “If we’re going to actually take preventative action it’s as going to actually cause a huge amount of disruption to the city, because we will need to close off roads and access points and you need to think about where the crowd, who would still be intent on coming, where they would be displaced to.

“I’m absolutely sure that the policing response that we put in place for the events in Saturday was absolutely the right one.

“Every single one of those 15,000 that chose to gather took a selfish decision against the rules, because the rules are there to protect them and they are to protect others.

“At what stage would there be dispersal that wouldn’t have caused massive disruption to the people of Glasgow and the city if we tried to prevent it?

“Our response is dictated by the behaviour of the crowd. Our officers have received medical attention and are fine, thank you for asking.

“I think it’s shocking that they’ve gone to the work and they’ve come back home injured, one of them quite seriously injured.

“I don’t think the supporters who engaged in that type of behaviour are the types of supporters Rangers would want associated with them… I think they’ve besmirched the great name of the club and I don’t think they should be anywhere near a football ground after this.”

Glasgow Street Aid, a charity that provides first aid and welfare services in Glasgow, posted photographs of exhausted volunteers in the aftermath of the George Square scenes.

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