AN anti-vaccine bootcamp set to take place in Scotland has been condemned as “reckless and irresponsible” by the Scottish Government.

The Daily Record reported that hundreds of people are expected to join the training event in Lanarkshire, organised by the Alpha Men group.

The newspaper reported that group members planning on attending the event at Strathclyde Park on January 29 have been urged to work out in gyms to ensure they can “fight the evil”.

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The group claims it will take “direct action” to prevent the “forced vaccination” of children in Scotland.

However, vaccines are not mandatory in Scotland, with the Scottish Government previously saying there are "no plans" to introduce any sort of jag mandate.

Attendees for the group’s training events around the UK are also asked to wear a “black uniform, black boots and a black hat.”

The group has attracted support from men opposed to the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in Scotland, where uptake is voluntary.

The Scottish Government said the anti-vaxxer group is “deliberately spreading disinformation” around the coronavirus jag.

The anti-Covid vaccine group has been condemned for spreading

Asked about the training event, a Scottish Government spokesperson said: "Covid-19 -vaccinations are entirely voluntary in Scotland, and those for children will only take place with the appropriate consent.

"Getting vaccinated saves lives and helps protect the NHS by making it much less likely that people will need hospital treatment if they do get covid.

"Deliberately spreading misinformation about the vaccine is irresponsible and reckless, and anyone doing so should be ignored."

The spokesperson added: "Any claims that Covid-19 vaccinations are mandatory for children or adults in Scotland are entirely false."

Police Scotland said “officers will give the area passing attention and engage with anyone in attendance”

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As well as the Lanarkshire event, the group will hold a similar one in Staffordshire later this month.

A member of the anti-Covid vaccine group told the Daily Record it is submitting a crime report to the police over the “damage the vaccine is doing”.

Without any evidence, he claimed the crimes included “murder”, “blackmail” and “crimes against humanity”.

Members of the group have also urged people not to use face masks in public spaces, going against the advice of public health experts.