Glasgow councillors have said spending public money on any platinum jubilee celebrations in the city would be sickeningly offensive and crass.

It comes as  Glasgow City Council has faced criticism over a lack of major events planned to mark the Queen’s 70 year milestone.

The Herald reported earlier this week how the council received two requests for permission to host parties to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

HeraldScotland: The council received few applications for Jubilee eventsThe council received few applications for Jubilee events

An application was granted to close a street in the Kelvindale area of the city's west end on Friday.

The Church of Scotland has also requested permission to close a section of Stoneyhurst Street, in the north of the city, on June 5.

Edinburgh is to see large screens broadcasting the Jubilee celebrations placed in Princes Street Gardens, as well as street parties, while other towns across Scotland are hosting parades, gala days and community events to mark the long reign of the monarch.

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In Glasgow however, the main official tribute to the Queen will see schools having a jubilee themed menu and the council and Glasgow Cathedral hosting a service of worship on June 5.

HeraldScotland: Contrasting scenes in London where crowds are gathering for celebrationsContrasting scenes in London where crowds are gathering for celebrations
Defending Glasgow’s absence of events online,  Green councillor Leodhas Massie said: “To set aside even a penny of Glasgow City Council’s  budget for this during a chronic cost of living crisis would be sickeningly offensive. You are free to celebrate this ‘tradition’ at your own expense if you feel like you want to.”

Read more: Queen's Birthday Honours: Full UK list
SNP council deputy leader and city treasurer Ricky Bell said: “In the current financial restraints that Glasgow City faces,  spending money on a jubilee celebration would in my opinion be crass, I want to direct every penny we can to helping with the cost of living crisis.”
Green councillor Anthony Carrolll said he would like to see Glasgow’s communities and their history celebrated more instead – pointing to the  Kenmure Street Festival of Resistance and the Govanhill International Festival.
He said: “We should be celebrating Glaswegians and our history. As a city we have proud moments. There is a lot we should promote more.”

HeraldScotland: Prince George, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge (right) leave Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade, central London, as the Queen celebrates her official birthday, on day one of the Platinum Jubilee celebrationsPrince George, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge (right) leave Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade, central London, as the Queen celebrates her official birthday, on day one of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations
But expressing his disapproval at the city’s lack of plans for the jubilee, Conservative councillor Thomas Kerr said: “I am deeply disappointed that the SNP/Green Coalition in Glasgow have decided to snub Her Majesty. 
“The Platinum Jubilee is a perfect occasion to celebrate our Majesty’s tireless dedication to our country and I will be proud to celebrate The Queen.
“Other Scottish towns and cities are rightly marking the jubilee but it seems the nationalists running Glasgow City Chambers have shown themselves up to be petty and mean-spirited.
“However, their refusal to mark the celebrations won’t stop Glaswegians from joining together to wish Her Majesty a fantastic historic Platinum Jubilee and celebrate her decades of dutiful public service to our country.”

A council spokesman said a service will be held at Glasgow Cathedral to mark the occasion, attended by the the Depute Lord Provost or another dignatory.