Belfast Telegraph

Arlene Foster set to speak at Scottish Orange Order parade

DUP leader Arlene Foster is set to appear at an Orange Order parade in Scotland later this month.

The march will take place in Cowdenbeath, Fife on June 30, with Mrs Foster featuring as the guest speaker.

Executive office of the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland Robert McLean said the DUP leader would be the "main speaker on the platform".

He added that attendance by Northern Ireland politicians at Scottish parades was not unusual and former First Minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson had done so in the past.

Arlene Foster was invited to attend the parade by the East of Scotland Lodges, which organise events in Scotland.

The event will be the biggest Orange Order march in Scotland this year.

A spokeswoman for the DUP confirmed an invite had been made to Arlene Foster, but did not confirm her attendance.

Ms Foster was Northern Ireland's First Minister until the collapse of the powersharing agreement at Stormont last year.

Asked about its handling of the visit, Police Scotland said it did not comment on ongoing security operations.

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