Organiser scrubs only royal wedding street party in Glasgow due to lack of demand
THE only royal wedding street party in Glasgow has been cancelled … due to lack of interest.
Shettleston Historical Society hoped to run a celebration and contacted the council but has been forced to shelve the idea.
Glasgow city council has not approved one street party, as Shettleston was the only area of the city that had planned to hold such an event.
Fewer than 20 official street parties will be held in Scotland on April 29. Half will be in Edinburgh.
Despite the lack of interest, Glasgow City Council have granted a blanket one-hour extension to licensed premises on the Friday evening. And the council’s army of workers have also been given the day off at taxpayers’ expense.
Glasgow is among 20 of Scotland’s 32 councils to grant the holiday.
Less than 20 street parties are set to be held on the big day, with 12 of those in Edinburgh, which has large numbers of middle class and English residents.
The capital’s 20,000 council workers will also get the day off.
Celebrations will include events in the affluent suburbs of Murrayfield, Balerno and Corstorphine.
Yet just 40 clubs and pubs in Edinburgh have applied for an extension.
It could cost more than £1000 to host a party due to legal costs, statutory advertising, road closures and clean-up.
Western Isles Council have also given staff and school pupils a day off but have not received a single application for a street party or licence extension.
Shetland Islands Council, where workers have not been given the day off, have also not had a single application for either a party or licence extension.
Aberdeenshire, which includes the Royals’ retreat at Balmoral, have also not had any applications.
Even in St Andrews, where Kate and William met, just one party is planned.
It will host 2000 people in St Salvator’s Quadrangle for a wedding breakfast that will be televised around the world.
Argyll and Bute, North Lanarkshire and Dundee also said they had received no party or licence applications.
Stirling have received a request for an extra licence, but no street parties.
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Source : https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/glasgows-only-royal-wedding-party-121842
Source : https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/organiser-scrubs-only-royal-wedding-1099929
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