POLICE patrols will be stepped up at Kelvingrove Park as a mini heatwave is forecasted to hit the city this weekend.

It comes after hundreds of revellers flocked to the West End beauty spot yesterday afternoon to celebrate St Patrick's Day and enjoy the warm weather. 

Officers were called to the scene to disperse the large gatherings and enforce the "stay at home" rule.

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While temperatures are forecasted to reach 16 degrees tomorrow, Police Scotland confirmed additional officers will be used to patrol the area to prevent any further gatherings. 

A spokesman saod: "At 4.30pm on Wednesday, March 17, police received reports of large crowds gathering within Kelvingrove Park. Officers attended and engaged with the members of the public. Those involved dispersed quickly and seven people were given recorded police warnings.

“In conjunction with Glasgow City Council, there are plans in place for increased patrols in the park over the next few days and throughout the summer months.”

“We fully recognise the impact restrictions have on people’s lives. However, it is clear that significant sacrifices are vital to help suppress the spread of coronavirus.

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“The Chief Constable has made it clear that our approach throughout the pandemic has not changed. Officers will continue to support people to follow the regulations and encourage them to take personal responsibility.

“People should not leave their homes unless for essential purposes. The best way to stay safe is to stay at home.

“The vast majority of people have stepped up to take responsibility and our determination and collective effort to tackle this virus must now continue."

After yesterday's events, no arrests were made and no fines were handed out.