Police have warned of potential “disruption” in Glasgow this weekend as thousands of Celtic fans celebrate their team winning the Scottish Premier league title.  

A huge gathering of supporters is expected in the city’s Trongate area on Saturday following the team’s clash with St Mirren at Celtic Park.  

Last year fans celebrating the title brought streets in the area to a standstill, while three people attacked and ten arrested, mostly for drunkenness.  

Piles of trash left behind in the wake of the celebration saw calls for the club to organise its own event, and contribute to clean-up costs. 

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Council workers had to work through the night and close off roads to clear the mountains of rubbish left behind by the partying fans, who took over the area for several hours.  

Police said this year they are planning to “minimise disruption”, with thousands of fans expected in the area by the early afternoon.  

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Celtic are due to play St Mirren at Celtic Park on Saturday at 12.30pm and will lift the league trophy following the game. 

Police Scotland said it is working closely with Glasgow City Council to minimise disruption to the community and confirmed a “proportionate policing plan” is in place. 

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A Police Scotland statement read: “Glasgow city centre is likely to be much busier than normal on Saturday, May 18 as it is anticipated that large crowds may gather to celebrate the Scottish Premiership title win by Celtic Football Club. 

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“We are working closely with partners including Glasgow City Council and will have a proportionate policing plan in place to maintain public safety and minimise any disruption to the community.” 

A spokesman for the Glasgow City Council said: “We are aware of the potential for fans to gather publicly as the football season reaches its conclusion and we continue to monitor the situation closely. 

“Previous football-related gatherings in Trongate and George Square have led to unacceptable behaviour that have caused significant disruption and costly damage to the city. 

“Discussions with Police Scotland and clubs are on-going on how such gathering can be dealt with appropriately and disruption to local communities minimised.”