Police Scotland's air unit and ground fleet have been drafted in to evacuate growing crowds at Kelvingrove Park this evening.

Eyewitnesses told The Glasgow Times that hundreds of officers attended the scene as a helicopter hovers above. 

One said: "We came to the park after work at around 5pm and it was very, very busy. You couldn't even walk past the crowds.

"After about five minutes I'd say over 100 officers turned up to clear the park."

Another eyewitness said: "Me and my friends were sitting in the park as the weather was nice.

"By the time I got there at 6pm, there was at least 9000 to 10,000 people there and around 200 police officers - maybe even more.

"The police started clearing people out of the park where it took them a good 30 to 45 minutes."

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Footage circulating on social media shows officers clearing the green space on Scotland's hottest day this year.

It comes shortly after Glasgow City Council condemned party-goers and litter louts attending the park, adding that Kelvingrove Park is "not open for parties".

The authority has warned those flocking to the area with alcohol will be rightfully fined. 

The force have now confirmed that there is no major incident at the park, however a heavy presence is in attendance due to the increasing number of people at the park.

Officers are now currently evacuating the scene, where they currently guard public entrances to the space.

Inspector Lesley Docherty, of Partick Police Office, said: “The regulations remain that people should only leave the house for very limited purposes, for example for basic necessities, for exercise or recreation, for medical needs or travelling for work which cannot be done from home. 

"The Chief Constable has made it clear that we are asking people to take personal responsibility to do the right thing and remember the purpose of these measures is to aid the collective effort to stay safe, protect others and save lives by preventing the virus from spreading.

"Our officers will continue to engage with the public, explain the legislation and guidance and encourage compliance. We will use enforcement as a last resort only where there is a clear breach of the legislation."

UPDATE: Two arrests have been made as a result of the evacuation.

Inspector Lesley Docherty, of Partick Police Office, said: "Officers attended Kelvingrove Park this evening because a large number of people were congregating in the park, mainly drinking alcohol in contravention of local byelaws.

"We stopped large groups entering the park. Two men were arrested in connection with disorder offences."

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