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BILLY McNEILL: ROUTE REVEALED

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THE route and road closures for the funeral of Celtic legend Billy McNeill have been revealed.

Huge crowds are expected to line the streets to pay respects to club great who passed away last Monday at the age of 79 after a long and courageous battle against dementia.

As a consequence, a number of roads restrictions will be put in place. Between 10am and 2pm on Friday, five streets in the city centre will see closures.

Due to the expectation of large crowds paying their respects, the following roads will be restricted for safety purposes.

The funeral to take place within the Roman Catholic Church of St Aloysius on Rose Street, Garnethill on Friday from 11.30am.

The funeral cortege will then head to Celtic Park for around 1.30pm, where thousands of fans will be given the chance to pay their respects to the iconic former manager and player.

Rose Street will be closed between Renfrew Street and Buccleuch Street from 10am.

Parts of Hill Street (between Cambridge Street and Scott Street), Dalhousie Street (between Renfrew Street and Buccleuch Street), and Renfrew Street (between Dalhousie Street and Rose Street) will also be shut off to vehicles.

The one-way system on Garnet Street between Sauchiehall Street and Renfrew Street will also be removed.

All closures and disruption are expected to be complete by 2pm.

Billy McNeill led the Hoops when they defeated Inter Milan 2-1 to win the 1967 European Cup and was captain for nine successive titles as well as seven Scottish Cups and six League Cups.

 
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