PROTESTORS are to stage a rally at a controversial immigration detention centre later today.

The Shut It Down protest, organised by campaigners from the We Will Rise group will take place at Dungavel detention centre this afternoon.

Organisers will be holding the event in solidarity with campaigners at Yarl's Wood detention facility in Bedfordshire, who are also campaigning for an end to the facilities.

Campaigners describe the event as "the growing movement to end immigration detention across the UK." and added: "It is not time for a time limit. It is time to shut them all down.

"Locking people up due to their immigration status is wrong, there is no way to operate a humane or safe detention system."

Members of the Glasgow Unity centre and the Glasgow Palestine Action Group are just two of the groups understood to be taking part.