Final decision on Orange walk to be made on Friday as court to hear appeal


THE decision on whether an Orange walk will go ahead in Stonehaven this weekend will be made on Friday.

Aberdeen Sheriff Court is set to hear an appeal from the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland after Kincardine and Mearns area committee councillors unanimously rejected plans for a parade on Saturday March 16.

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They cited concerns over undue strain on the police force, the impact on local businesses and the “anxiety” felt by the community over the proposed march.

Representatives for the Orange Order said they were “disappointed but not surprised” by the decision.

If overturned, the controversial march will take place the next day.

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