Trade unions, socialists, communists and community activists will take to the streets of Glasgow tomorrow to fight racism and fascism against a backdrop of rising hate crimes in the nation.
Crown Office figures on religious hate crimes published today show an increase of 26 per cent in criminal charges across Scotland.
Most victims of religious hate crime are Catholics and Protestants, but there has been a rise in anti-Islamic hate crime.
Unison Scotland equalities officer and STUC women's committee chairwoman Eileen Dinning said: "All hate crimes are offensive - that's why the STUC March and Rally against Racism and Fascism is so important.
"We want a Scotland which is free of racial and religious discimination. Everyone who wants that is welcome to join."
The March Against Racism and Fascism will assemble at 10.30am Glasgow Green, then rally at Glasgow Film Theatre at noon.