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Roads close for thousands to take part in Great Scottish Run

The event returns after being cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The Great Scottish Run will see thousands flock to Glasgow to take part for the first time in three years.

On Sunday, there will be a 10k and half marathon, after junior and toddler runs were hosted on Saturday.

The event was cancelled two years in a row in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It attracts both amateurs and athletes, with Commonwealth Games 10,000m champion Eilish McColgan due to take part in the 10k.

In the men’s half marathon, Callum Hawkins will be racing on home soil against his brother Derek and also Adam Craig of Inverclyde.

The routes

Starting in the heart of the city, the routes go past several city landmarks with the half marathon taking in some of Glasgow’s best known parks.

Information points open at 9am on Saturday and 8am on Sunday with waves of starting times depending on runner speed following shortly after.

The 10k start times range from 9.25am to 9.43am and the half marathon from 10.35am to 11.12am.

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Road closures

There is a host of road closures that will take effect over the weekend across the city, including on major travel routes.

The M8, M77 and the Clydeside Expressway will remain open but travel disruption is still expected.

Saturday, 5am to 4.30pm

  • Albion Street
  • Bell Street, between Candleriggs and High Street
  • Brunswick Street, for its entire length
  • Candleriggs
  • George Street, between Montrose Street and High Street
  • Glassford Street
  • Hutcheson Street
  • Ingram Street
  • Montrose Street, (southbound) between George Street and Ingram Street
  • Shuttle Street
  • Trongate
  • Wilson Street

5.00am on Saturday to 4.30pm on Sunday

  • Cochrane Street
  • George Square (east part)
  • George Square (south part)
  • John Street, between Ingram Street and George Street
  • Montrose Street, (northbound) between Ingram Street and Cochrane Street
  • South Frederick Street

Sunday, 4am to 4.30pm

  • A814 (eastbound), Finneston Street off ramp
  • A814 (eastbound) Finneston Street on ramp
  • A814 (westbound) Finnieston Street off ramp
  • Anchor Lane
  • Anderston Quay
  • Argyle Street, (westbound) between Finnieston Street and St Vincent Street
  • Argyle Street, from Berkeley Street to Finnieston Street
  • Argyle Street, from Elliot Street to Finnieston Street
  • Blythswood Street, between Blythswood Square and St Vincent Street
  • Bothwell Street, between Wellington Street and Hope Street
  • Broomielaw
  • Broomloan Road, between Edminston Drive and Paisley Road West
  • Brunswick Street, between Ingram Street and Wilson Street
  • Carnoustie Street, between M74 off ramp and Scotland Street
  • Clyde Arc Bridge
  • Clyde Place, between George V Bridge and Glasgow Bridge
  • Clyde Street,
  • Commerce Street, between Kingston Street and Clyde Place
  • Crown Street, from Saltmarket to Ballater Street
  • Douglas Street, between Bothwell Street and St Vincent Street
  • Dumbreck Road, between St Andrews Drive and Mosspark Boulevard
  • Dunlop Street, between Howard Street and Clyde Street
  • Elderslie Street, between Dorset St and St Vincent Street
  • Elderslie Street, between Houldsworth Street and St Vincent Street
  • Elmbank Street, between Elmbank Crescent and St Vincent Street
  • Finnieston Quay, between Tunnel Street and Clyde Arc Bridge
  • Finnieston Street, between Argyle Street and A814 Finnieston Street off ramp
  • Finnieston Street, between Stobcross Road and Clyde Arc Bridge
  • George Square, all sides
  • George V Bridge
  • Glasgow Bridge
  • Gorbals Street, between Norfolk Street to Clyde Street
  • Govan Road, between Clyde Arc Bridge and Pacific Drive
  • Govan Road, between Lorne Street and Pacific Drive
  • Govan Road, between Lorne Street and Pacific Quay
  • Greendyke Street (Westbound), between Gallowgate and Saltmarket
  • Haggs Road, between Titwood Road and Shawmoss Road
  • Harvie Street
  • Holland Street, between West George Lane and St Vincent Street
  • Hope Street, between West George Street and Waterloo Street
  • Hutcheson Street, between Ingram Street and Wilson Street
  • Ingram Street, (westbound) between Hannover Street and Queen Street
  • John Street, between George Street and Martha Street
  • Lancefield Quay
  • Lorne Street, between Paisley Road West and Govan Road
  • M77 Northbound, off ramp to Dumbreck Road
  • Montrose Street, (southbound) between George Street and Ingram Street
  • Mosspark Boulevard, between Dumbreck Road and Bellahouston Drive
  • Nelson Mandela Place
  • Newton Street, between Elmbank Crescent and St Vincent Street
  • North Hanover Street, between George Square and Cathedral Street
  • Pacific Drive, between Govan Road and Finnieston Street
  • Paisley Road West, between Helen Street to Paisley Road
  • Paisley Road, between Paisley Road West and Seaward Street
  • Pitt Street, between Bothwell Street and St Vincent Street
  • Queen Street, between Ingram and George Square
  • Renfield Street, Between West George and St Vincent Street
  • Saltmarket, (southbound) from St Andrews Street to Clyde Street
  • Saltmarket (northbound), between Clyde Street and Trongate
  • Scotland Street, from West Street to Seaward Street
  • Seaward Street, between Scotland Street and Paisley Road
  • Shields Road, between Scotland Street and St Andrews Drive
  • St Andrews Drive, between St Andrews Close and Dumbreck Road
  • St Vincent Place
  • St Vincent Street
  • Stockwell Street, between Bridgegate and Clyde Street
  • Wellington Street, between West George Street and St Vincent Street
  • West Campbell Street, between St Vincent Street and Bothwell Street
  • West George Street between West Nile Street and George Square
  • West Nile Street, (Southbound) between Bath Street and Gordon Street
  • West Street between Cook Street and Scotland Street

Sunday, 4.00am to 2pm

  • M8 Kingston Bridge (northbound), North Street off ramp
  • M8 Kingston Bridge (northbound), three western most lanes
  • M8 Kingston Bridge (northbound), Stobcross Street off ramp
  • M8 Kingston Bridge (northbound), West Street on ramp

A number of bus lanes have also been suspended on both days.