Watch: Hundreds of people break corornavirus restrictions to celebrate St Patrick's day in Glasgow park

Hundreds of people were seen gathering in Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow today to celebrate St Patrick’s day – despite coronavirus restrictions still being in place.

This video shows hundreds of young people lounging on the grass, drinking and enjoying the sunshine, a scene resembling pre-pandemic.

But coronavirus restrictions do remain in place and as of last Friday, March 12, we were granted the opportunity to gather in groups of up to four people from two households outdoors, something that some people in Glasgow took considerable liberties with today.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 4.30pm on Wednesday, 17 March, 2021, police received a report of a large crowd gathering within Kelvingrove Park.

People congregate to celebrate St Patrick's Day in Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow.
People congregate to celebrate St Patrick's Day in Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow.

“Officers are in attendance and are engaging with the members of the public.

"Those involved are heeding the police’s advice and are dispersing.

“There have been no arrests and no-one has been issued with a fixed penalty notice. Officers will continue to patrol the area.”

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Young people congregate to celebrate St Patrick's Day in Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow.

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