A city cemetery is now closed every night after police were called to it almost 40 times last year.

In a Glasgow Times Spotlight series this week, we will highlight the upkeep of the city's graveyards.

In March 2023, the council announced it would shut the gates of Lambhill Cemetery, St. Kentigerns and Western Necropolis every night due to the volume of incidents.

The local authority has now confirmed that this closure was implemented on Monday - almost one year on. 

Statistics under a Freedom of Information Request (FOI) revealed that police were called to the North Glasgow graveyard more in the past two years than any other of the city's biggest cemeteries.

Officers were alerted 38 times last year and attended 15 of these incidents.

In 2022, they were called 38 times and went out to the grounds on 16 occasions.

In June that year, a man tragically died after his quad bike crashed into a headstone.

The 36-year-old, understood to be from Cadder, sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where he later died.

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Meanwhile, from Glasgow Necropolis in 2022, officers received six calls and attended three of these.

In 2023, they got nine calls and were dispatched once.

To Cardonald Cemetery, cops were alerted five times in 2022, four of which they responded to.

Last year, they were called on 12 occasions and went out nine times.

From the Southern Necropolis, in 2022, the force received two calls and police were dispatched once.

In 2023, they were called six times and attended three of those.

These incidents include assaults, abandoned vehicles, disturbances, fires, theft, car crashes and more.

According to these figures, police were called you to Lambhill Cemetery, St. Kentigerns and Western Necropolis considerably more than any of the others examined.

The three sites are located in North Glasgow, within the same boundary.

Even considering that this ground is the largest, the difference is significant.

A Glasgow City Council spokesperson said: "It is completely unacceptable to commit acts of anti-social behaviour in a place of mourning and remembrance.

“To deter incidents at St Kentigern’s Cemetery, the Western Necropolis and Lambhill Cemetery we will be closing gates every weekday evening from Monday, February 19 and ahead of every weekend.

“At the weekend, it will still be possible to access the crematoria, where CCTV is in place."