Scottish Defence League plans refugee housing protest
The far-right group will hold a demonstration in Alloa on March 11.
The far-right Scottish Defence League will hold a protest against housing for refugees.
The group has announced plans to hold a demonstration in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, in March against the local authority's policy on rehousing asylum seekers.
The protest is set to start at 1.30pm outside Alloa train station on March 11 and police are aware of the plans.
SDL members claim the demonstration is in opposition to "Clackmannanshire Council buying refugees luxury newbuild homes."
A statement from the group on Facebook said: "Local disabled and homeless before refugees in housing, stop Clackmannanshire Council buying refugees luxury new build homes.
"Local residents have got nearly 2000 signatures on a petition demanding locals are given priority in housing and the council have refused to acknowledge it or give them a response.
"They have asked us to protest on their behalf to try and force the council to listen to their concerns. We will give the locals a voice. All patriot groups welcome."
The local authority said responsibility for housing refugees in the area fell on the Home Office.
A Calackmannanshire Council spokesperson said: "The families have settled well here, and have publicly expressed their grateful thanks to the people of Clackmannanshire who have done so much to welcome them.
"Many partner agencies and ordinary members of the public have helped to support the families and we are grateful for all the efforts that have helped them to become part of the local community."