THE Duke of Wellington statue in Glasgow has had its traffic cone hat decorated with an EU flag on Brexit Day.

The statue sported the special blue cone with yellow stars hours before the UK officially leaves the European Union.

Members of the public stopped to view the decoration on the Duke – located outside the Gallery of Modern Art in the city's Royal Exchange Square – and take pictures.

The statue of the former prime minister has for years been targeted by students and revellers who put an orange traffic cone on his head, and it has become part of the city's landscape.

The National:

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Plans in 2013 to raise the statue to stop cones being placed on its head were withdrawn after a public outcry.

Glasgow voted by 66.6% to remain in the 2016 referendum.

Scots will gather at the Donald Dewar statue on Buchanan Street at 10.30pm as part of a series of pro-European events.

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