Organisers of the Glasgow Christmas light switch-on have been forced to issue a scam warning ahead of the popular event.

The annual event will be held in George Square on November 19 and we reported earlier today that the ballot to secure tickets had opened. 

But just hours later Glasgow Life, which leads the event, warned hopeful guests that they could be affected by scammers.

They claim that there are fake accounts pretending to be the Glasgow Loves Christmas page, which is the source of information for Glasgow Life's Christmas event. 

A statement shared by Glasgow Loves Christmas read: "We are aware fake accounts are operating under the Glasgow Loves Christmas name and commenting on our last post. Please do not interact with any 'Click to win' links in the comments.

"We'll communicate by email next week to let you know the outcome of your entry to the ballot."

The ballot will be open on the Glasgow Life website until Sunday, October 22 and can be viewed here

The event will run from 4.30pm until 7pm, and will be hosted by Clyde 1 presenters George Bowie and Cassi Gillespie. 

It will include live music, sing-alongs, a choir, and appearances by some of the cast of Pavilion Theatre pantomime, Treasure Island.

Speaking about the event, Glasgow’s Lord Provost, Jacqueline McLaren, said: “The switching on of Glasgow’s Christmas lights is always a special occasion.

"It’s one of the highlights of the year seeing families and friends gather to celebrate the start of the festive season in the heart of our city.”