Roads to close across town as thousands to march in Orange Walk

Around 8,000 participants will converge will gather in Airdrie's Central Park around 12.45pm on Saturday.

Dozens of roads are set to be closed across Airdrie due to Orange Walk marches.

Around 8,000 participants will converge will gather in Central Park around 12.45pm on Saturday as parades take place for the annual County Grand Orange Lodge of Glasgow Boyne celebration.

They will then set off on the Orange March at 1pm.

Several roads have been closed down along the route to allow the procession to pass.

Bands will march along Springwells Avenue, Drumbathie Road, Bore Road and then to Central Park for dispersal.

The march will then split up and move to different areas where it will be dispersed.

The rest of the procession will proceed along Motherwell Street Braidenhill Road to the coach parking area for dispersal.

Road closures across Airdrie;

  • Bore Road
  • Aitken Street
  • Chapel Street
  • East High Street
  • High Street
  • Aitchison Street
  • Queen Victoria Street
  • Alexander Street
  • Stirling Street
  • Bank Street
  • Hallcraig Street
  • Baillies Lane
  • Graham Street
  • Clark Street

Similar marches will be taking place in Glasgow today as part of other Boyne celebrations.

Around 15,000 Orange Lodge members will take to the streets of the city for the major procession.

Police will be in attendance at both events to crackdown on any anti-social behaviour.

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.”

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