RESTRICTIONS: Fines issued after reports of hundreds of youths gathering

By Democrat reporter

Police Scotland officers responded to reports of crowds of over 200 youths at both Windyhill Golf Course and Milngavie Reservoir on Saturday.

Fines have were issued after police responded to reports of hundreds of young people taking part in illegal gatherings. They said  that alcohol was significant factor in the golf course gathering.

Officers said there were more than 200 youths at both Windyhill Golf Course and Milngavie Reservoir.

Police said 25 people were moved on from the reservoir near Mugdock Country Park.

Police alerted the parents of some of the young people involved and then dispersed around 150 people from the grounds of a golf club and issued several fixed penalty notices.

They said that alcohol was a significant factor at Windyhill Golf Course where parents came to collect their children.

Inspector Graeme Hogg, Greater Glasgow Police Division, said: “Our approach throughout the pandemic has been to engage with the public, explain the legislation and encourage compliance, but we will not hesitate to use our enforcement powers as a last resort.”

A spokesperson said: “On Saturday, April 3, 2021, police attend a number of calls in relation to people gathering in large groups in the Milngavie area, particularly at Milngavie Reservoir and in the grounds of a local golf club.

“Around 7.10pm, approximately 25 people were moved on from the reservoir. Around 8.30pm, approximately 150 people were dispersed from the grounds of the golf club and a number of fixed penalty notices were issued.”

One comment

  1. They should have told the Police they were the Queen’s grandchildren and that they were on business.

    That after all is what the Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips did after driving some 460 miles to reside with an Aberdeen women. Said he was on business. No cause to answer. Simples.

    Rules for one, rules for another, you bet. Good old Police Scotland.

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