Glasgow cancels Christmas markets to stop Covid spread

No markets in George Square and St Enoch Square this year due to Covid restrictions.

Glasgow cancels Christmas markets to stop Covid spread SNS Group

Glasgow’s planned Christmas markets have been cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions.

Organisers said the planned markets in George Square and St Enoch Square would not go ahead after talks with the city council.

Glasgow has already pulled the plug on its annual Christmas lights switch-on, while celebrations have been scaled down in other parts of Scotland, including Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

The Glasgow organisers said in a statement: “It is with much sadness that we confirm that together with Glasgow City Council, we have mutually agreed that in light of the current lockdown restrictions and continuing Covid-19 restrictions the Glasgow Christmas Markets 2020 will not take place.

“The decision has been taken after much discussion and careful consideration of the on-going restrictions required to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

“Public safety has to be at the forefront of our decisions at this very difficult time. Finally we wish you good health and a happy and peaceful festive season.”

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