We note with sadness that King William’s statue has been vandalised once again. The magnificent statue of King William III Prince of Orange situated adjacent to Glasgow Cathedral has been damaged with the horse’s tail deliberately broken off. The Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland has been in contact with Glasgow city council who are currently assessing the damage. Police Scotland have appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.

With recent rhetoric by the usual political rent a quotes and the accompanying media frenzy Grand Lodge is hardly surprised that such mindless actions has happened. We look forward to the condemnation from the political leaders and media on yet another anti Protestant attack. The continued demonisation and stigmatisation of all things Protestant and Unionist only encourages vile vandalism and attacks on Glasgow’s historical and architecturally renowned statues. The Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland will continue dialogue with the city council to ensure King William’s statue is repaired and restored to its formal glory.