Orange walk in Cumbernauld tomorrow

Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.

Published at 02:52 on 29 May 2015

Police Scotland

Police Scotland has urged people to take note of the route to avoid disruption. Picture: Scott Campbell for Cumbernauld Media.

IT HAS been confirmed that Cumbernauld and Kilsyth will host two Orange walks this weekend, with arrangements put in place to ensure the marches take place without incident.

Local residents are also being urged to note the route of the walks so to avoid unnecessary disruption tomorrow morning.

It is understood that both walks will be at the smaller end of the scale, but that the same members will be present at both the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth processions, with both marches scheduled to occur back-to-back.

The group’s walk in Kilsyth will start at 9.15am on Saturday (30th May) morning, while a second walk in Cumbernauld is expected to take place in Cumbernauld Village later that same morning.

Kicking off at 11.15am, the route of the Cumbernauld stretch of the walk will take in Cumbernauld Village’s Old Glasgow Road where-after walkers will proceed towards Smithyends.

Organised by Kelvin Valley Orange and Purple District 54, Police Scotland say that around 150 marchers are expected to participate in Saturday’s walks.

Cumbernauld’s Chief Inspector, David Bruce confirmed that “Officers from Cumbernauld will police two Orange Walks during the course of the morning.

“Sufficient officers will be on duty to ensure the free flow of traffic and the safety of the public and participants,” he added.

As arrangements were put in place for tomorrow’s walks, North Lanarkshire Council’s licensing board confirmed that another walk is planned for Cumbernauld within the next two months.

It is understood that the date for the group’s next walk in Cumbernauld has been set and approved for Saturday 4th July, though the march will start at 8am.