Parades through Glasgow by loyalist groups are expected to go ahead this weekend following a ban last week.

Council bosses have reportedly taken a decision to allow the events after talks with police, the force has said online. 

Four marches are due to take place on Saturday, all by loyalist organisations, with a notice to parade by the West of Scotland Band Alliance withdrawn. 

Assistant chief constable Bernard Higgins said: "Our view is that if processions were banned, some form of protest and disorder could still take place and the policing profile for Saturday would therefore be similar. 

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"If the processions go ahead it will allow us to continue to engage with known organsiers to ensure balanced rights were upheld and to police the events under the conditions agreed by the council. 

"I need to appeal to people who plan on taking part in processions or counter protests to do so peacefully. 

"We will have a range of policing resources, including a range of specialist assets, in attendance and will take any necessary action against anyone causing disruption. 

"The decision to amend the route or the timing, or to prohibit any processions is a matter for the relevant local authority. 

"Police Scotland is required to assist councils to make informed decisions by making appropraite representations on notifications which could potentially significantly risk public safety, disorder, damage to property or disruption to the life of the community."

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Around 800 people are expected to take part in a procession coordinated by Pride of Govan flute band, starting on Craigton Road on Saturday morning. 

The Independent Loyal Orange Order, with 50 followers, are due to walk through George Square after leaving Blythswood Square and pass thousands of Scottish Independence supporters at a Hope Over Fear rally. 

Organisers have previously said they would be 'bitterly disappointed' if they were stopped from marching this weekend. 

Other marches, by Drumchapel Orange & Purple District and Springburn Campsie Apprentice Boys of Derry, are set to attract a total of around 120 and 60 marches respectively in local areas. 

This decision follows last week's decision by the council to announce a temporary prohibition on parades. 

Bosses took the previously unprecedented step following advice from Police Scotland and two weekends of violence, with large protests against marches across the city.

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Over the past week, the council have received support for their decision, including from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf, as well as the Church of Scotland. 

However, on Saturday a protest was held by a number of Protestant and loyalist groups in the city's George Square against the ban. 

Talks were reportedly held about future marches between loyal order groups and council officials, as well as police, earlier this week.