An Irish republican flute band has been allowed to take part in a march in Glasgow next month despite police concerns about protests.

Concerns were raised by Police Scotland over the Sean McIlvenna Republican Flute Band taking part in two parades in the coming weeks.

However, it will not take part in another parade a week earlier.

At a meeting of Glasgow City Council's Public Processions Committee it was agreed by the James Connolly Flute Band that the band in question would not be present at its Irish Unity Parade on August 30.

However, Cairde-Na-Herieann (Calton Republicans) did not agree to the removal of the band from a parade is is organising the following week.

It did agree to a re-routing away from St Mary’s Church and a shorter route amid concerns about a protest but said there was no justification for putting the Sean McIlvenna band off the road.

The concerns stemmed from a facebook post on the band's website after disruption at a parade in July.

Screenshots of the Facebook post by the Sean McIlvenna Republican Flute Band had been handed to police following disruption at a procession in July.

Police said the post - which states "we are a IRA BAND NAMED AFTER A IRA VOLUNTEER" - shows "overt" support for a proscribed terrorist organisation.

Organiser, Francis McAdam, told the committee the band has marched for 20 years and it was “ludicrous” to ban them after one facebook post which is still under investigation by the police.

He said hundreds of people could access the log in details and the ban has stated it was not a ban member who made the post in question.

Police Scotland had requested Glasgow City Council's public processions committee stop the band taking part in the two upcoming processions - an Irish Unity March, organised by the James Connolly Republican Flute Band, on Friday, August 30 and an International Brigade Commemoration, planned by Cairde Na Heireann (Calton Republicans), on Saturday, September 7.

It also wanted the September parade to be re-routed away from two churches.

Police said more than 200 officers would be needed to deal with the September 7 procession due to rising tensions around St Alphonsus and St Mary's churches in Calton if the council do not order it to be re-routed.

A spokeswoman for Glasgow City Council, said: “The public processions committee was held today for the organisations to make their cases.   

“The committee were satisfied with the representations put forward in respect of the removal of the band while a police investigation is still on going.

“The procession has been re-routed.”