Around 15 police vehicles and a police helicopter arrived at Kelvingrove Park this evening as the council warned the area “is not open for parties”.
Police officers moved crowds of people onto neighbouring streets and confiscated alcohol, in a repeat of moves that took place on Saturday and Sunday after large groups gathered. The gates of the park were then shut.
Hundreds of people are seen being ushered out of Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow as dozens of police officers surround the area.— Fraser Knight (@Fraser_Knight) June 25, 2020
📷Darren Mulryan pic.twitter.com/pPg6AAXnjq
Repeated mass gatherings in Kelvingrove Park have not adhered to social distancing rules.
Inspector Lesley Docherty, of Partick Police Office, said: “The regulations remain that people should only leave the house for very limited purposes, for example for basic necessities, for exercise or recreation, for medical needs or travelling for work which cannot be done from home.
“The Chief Constable has made it clear that we are asking people to take personal responsibility to do the right thing and remember the purpose of these measures is to aid the collective effort to stay safe, protect others and save lives by preventing the virus from spreading.
“Our officers will continue to engage with the public, explain the legislation and guidance and encourage compliance. We will use enforcement as a last resort only where there is a clear breach of the legislation.”
No fun being a killjoy, but Kelvingrove is not open for parties.— Glasgow City Council #StaySafe (@GlasgowCC) June 25, 2020
KG is for everyone, especially during covid. All park users are entitled to feel safe & respected. Physical distancing is still the rule.
No alcohol or you may get a police fine. Bin your rubbish.
Not Ok👇 pic.twitter.com/vQxoZFkwAU
Thank you @policescotland for how effectively and calmly you cleared our park and neighbourhood – I live in front of Kelvingrove park gates & it was all a bit scary at one point but your calm, human, understanding approach made it all good 🙏 @NicolaSturgeon pic.twitter.com/awyTDKQZJW— Kathy Khorrami (@Kathy_itstime) June 25, 2020