Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Glasgow to protest at the closure of an East End care centre to make way for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The Accord Centre, which supports more than 120 children and adults with severe learning disabilities in Dalmarnock, is being demolished to make way for a bus park for the event.

Hundreds of carers and people who oppose the closure staged a march on Saturday, holding placards that urged the city council to "Save the Accord Centre" and "Stop the Cuts in Glasgow".

Grace Harrigan, 43, a full-time carer for her son, 25, who has autism and Down's Syndrome, has been leading the Save The Accord campaign.

She said: "The demonstration was to gain local support and highlight what is happening to our loved ones."

The campaign has attracted wide-spread union backing from the STUC, PCS Scotland and Unison.

People who use the centre and carers say the council has reneged on a promise to build an equivalent centre.

After months of wrangling, which pushed relations between the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council to breaking point, talks are under way to provide those still refusing to give up the Accord Centre with new facilities at the £14million Tollcross Aquatic Centre.

However, issues remain as to what will happen with the Accord Centre in the interim, although some of those who use it have moved to another nearby venue.