There are no plans to cancel next weekend’s Old Firm match, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

The First Minister urged fans to follow the rules and not gather in houses to watch the match because pubs were closed.

Ms Sturgeon said to get through the pandemic people had to act responsibly.

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She said: “Don’t have house parties because you can’t go to the pub.”

On cancelling the match due to concerns about gatherings the First Minister said: “It wouldn’t be my decision.

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"We have had no discussions about cancelling. I want these things to go ahead. There is no plans as far as I am aware to cancel the Old Firm match."

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She urged people to follow rules after being told of scenes of some people gathering outside a bar in Sauchiehall Street to watch the Scotland V Israel penalty shoot out last nioght through pub windows after the 10 pm curfew.

Ms Sturgeon said: "It shouldn’t have happened. You should avoid crowded places.”