Glasgow Christmas lights event cancelled

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Glasgow’s Christmas lights switch on has been cancelled in anticipation of bad weather.

Some 13,000 ticket holders - who secured their place in a ballot — have been notified that the weather forecast has led to concerns about public safety for Sunday’s (November 15) event.

A spokesman for Glasgow Life said: “The stormy weather battering much of Scotland has created real problems for our teams working on the Glasgow Christmas Lights Switch-On.

“Now with a weather warning in place for further significant wind and rain over the weekend, public safety issues have been raised. As a result we’ve taken the difficult decision to cancel the event.

“The safety of staff and patrons — many of whom would attend with small children — is of paramount importance.”

There are no plans to restage the event, but ticket holders are being offered a free hot drink at Glasgow On Ice, open November 27 - December 31, instead.