SENIOR police officers today warned sectarian and anti-social behaviour laws will be vigorously enforced during tomorrow's Orange Order Parade.
Around 10,000 marchers, followers and spectators are expected to descend on the city for the annual Grand County Orange Order Parade.
Officers said they will target the minority of people who come along intent on causing disorder and drinking in public and to excess.
Police have been working closely with the Orange Order, which fully supports the stance taken.
Assistant Chief Constable Ruaraidh Nicolson, the officer in charge of policing the event, said: "On Saturday, there will be 174 parades taking place. Of these, 46 parades, with up to 8000 marchers, will walk through Glasgow City Centre.
"Our priority is to make sure the parades pass off peacefully whilst ensuring the safety of those taking part, the general public and my officers."
Last year trained stewards accompanied the city centre parade freeing officers to concentrate on those intent on breaking the law.
ACC Nicolson added: "Drinking in public is banned; don't risk it as officers will seize it from you. Our message is clear; by all means come to support the parade but behave, and be respectful.
"Make no mistake, anyone committing any form of hate crime, including name calling or making gestures, or people who commit acts of violence, will be arrested."
Henry Dunbar, Grand Master of the Orange Order of Scotland, said: "We do not wish anyone's enjoyment spoiled by the antics of boozed-up foul mouthed followers. There is no place in our celebration for public drinking, abusive behaviour or offensive chants."