George Square memorial benches removed ahead of Europa League final 

The council has also put up fencing around the square's monuments and grassy areas.

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Council: preventative measures to 'minimise the impact' of celebrations

Memorial benches in George Square dedicated to Glasgow’s historic figures have been removed ahead of expected celebrations as Rangers face the Europa League final on Wednesday.

The heart of the city is expected to flood with thousands of fans if the Rangers are successful in their bid to bring the UEFA cup to Ibrox.

Glasgow City Council has confirmed to STV News that the memorial benches have been removed in order to “minimise the impact of any gatherings linked to these games”.

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Parts of George Square were blocked off on Wednesday morning.

The council also confirmed a range of other measures, including fencing around the monuments in George Square, the Cenotaph and the grassy areas.

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The preventative measures have also come ahead of Saturday’s Scottish Cup final, in which Rangers will face off against Hearts.

A spokesman for the council said: “We have been in regular contact with Rangers in the build-up to this week’s finals.

“Appropriate plans are being put in place to minimise the impact of any gatherings linked to these games.”