CONCERNS have been raised that a nationalist far-right group is targeting some of Glasgow's most vulnerable people with their propaganda - while handing out food packages to the city's rough sleepers. 

Pictures have emerged online of Generation Identity operating in the city centre.

The group shared a post of their work on social media several days ago.

In a tweet, Generation Identity Scotland said: "Scottish activists were in Glasgow this afternoon bringing food packages to the homeless.

"The Scottish government must decide where its priorities lie, Glasgow's homeless or bringing in more asylum seekers."

But their efforts to engage with Glasgow's rough sleepers have not been welcomed.

The Simon Community Scotland, who work with people to resolve their homelessness, said that they were concerned the group was trying to recuit and influence people. 

A tweet read: "So it seems that these guys 'Generation Identity' is distributing food to people on the streets in Glasgow. They are we believe a far-right racist organisation looking to recruit and influence vulnerable people. Not welcome guys! #SayNoToRacism."

Hugh Hill, a director at the Simon Community Scotland, added: “It’s a strange group to target in terms of giving out flyers, so many were wondering if it was a publicity stunt.

“Their message is not a positive one and they seem to be targeting white-only people on the street.”

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Fiona King, campaigns and policy manager at homeless charity Shelter Scotland, added: “This is very concerning. We at Shelter Scotland are against any kind of hate speech or anti-immigration groups or rhetoric. Activity of this kind has no place in Scotland or the UK.”

The group is backed by New Zealand mosque massacre suspect Brenton Tarrant. Last year Generation Identity's Austrian boss Martin Sellner was sent £1,350 by Tarrant. The 29-year-old is accused of killing 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch in March.

A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said: " If Generation Identity was targeting the most vulnerable in society to spread racist beliefs and there is truth in the allegation it was only giving food to white people, that is appalling.”