Inverness Campsie Club Apprentice Boys Of Derry March

Following consultation between The Highland Council, Northern Constabulary, and the event organisers, permission has been granted for the Apprentice Boys of Derry Inverness Campsie Club to hold a march in Inverness on Saturday 5 April 2008.

Involving an estimated 180 marchers, the organisers say the march will start at 2pm from the Green Drive area of Inverness, progress down Culduthel Road, Castle View, along Ness Bank and finish at Portland Place by 3pm.

A spokesman from The Highland Council said:  “Under the European Convention on Human Rights, the law does not allow the Council, as licensing authority, to prevent or control marches and parades on land which it does not own, unless the risk to public safety outweighs the presumption of freedom of expression.  Officials have discussed in detail arrangements for the march with Northern Constabulary and the event organisers.”

A Northern Constabulary spokesman said:  “We have taken account of all matters relating to this event and have developed a measured response to policing, both in terms of traffic management and public safety.”

19 Mar 2008