CORONATION celebrations in Glasgow entered a second day as hundreds of military personnel took part in a parade. 

It followed the King's coronation ceremony on Saturday and was set to be one of the main celebrations north of the border.

However, it paled in comparison to the estimated 20,000 who turned out to march in support of independence the day before. 

And, it comes after Scottish Greens councillors in Glasgow criticised the amount of money being spent by the local authority on coronation celebrations amidst a cost of living crisis. 

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The city’s Lord Lieutenant, Jacqueline McLaren, SNP councillor for the Canal ward, made a speech in George Square to launch the event.

It also included an inspection of a guard of honour and three cheers for the King and Queen, followed by the national anthem.

As well as military servicemen and women, veterans and cadets as young as 10 gathered for the march to Glasgow Cathedral.

In her speech, the Lord Lieutenant, who attended the coronation at Westminster Abbey on behalf of Glasgow on Saturday, congratulated Charles and Camilla.

She told the crowd: “I would like to thank you all for attending today to mark this historic occasion.

The National: The military parade concluded at Glasgow CathedralThe military parade concluded at Glasgow Cathedral (Image: Robert Perry)

“I was honoured, as the city’s representative of Their Majesties, to accept their invitation to witness the historic ceremony at Westminster Abbey – a memorable and once-in-a-lifetime event.

“On behalf of the city on this day, which marks the first full day of our new King’s reign, I wish the royal couple longevity, happiness and wisdom.

“I met the King for the first time in October last year at the opening of the refurbished Burrell Collection.

“I look forward to welcoming King Charles III and Queen Camilla back to Glasgow very soon.”

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The parade then progressed through the city to the cathedral, which was one of the locations broadcasting the coronation live, for a thanksgiving service.

Scores of people also attended West Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh for the broadcast.

We previously told how not all those in attendance were keen supporters of the monarchy. 

The National: Hundreds of military personnel marched through Glasgow to mark the coronationHundreds of military personnel marched through Glasgow to mark the coronation (Image: Robert Perry)

On Saturday, both celebrations and protests took place in Scotland as the coronation was marked.

Gun salutes were fired at Edinburgh and Stirling Castles to mark the moment the King was crowned.

Thousands attended an independence march and rally in Glasgow, while in Edinburgh hundreds of people gathered on Calton Hill for an anti-monarchy rally organised by Our Republic.